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University of Rochester Laboratory Technician III (S) - 227829 in Rochester, New York

Laboratory Technician III (S) Job ID 227829

Location School of Medicine & Dentistry Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 077 Dermatology M&D


8 AM-5 PM


Main Purpose:

The main purpose of this job is to perform complex laboratory assignments in accordance with standard practices and procedures. The primary project with which the job will be associated is testing non-enzymatic amplification methods for nucleic acids.

Typical Duties:

  • Experimental Research (70%): Carry out tasks central to assay development and execution. Techniques include running and analyzing nucleic acid amplification reactions. Experimental research duties may be further subdivided as:

  • Preparing stock solutions of reagents and samples for assay (10%).

  • Running amplification reactions and analyzing products by agarose gel electrophoresis and fluorescence spectroscopy (30%).

  • Imaging agarose gels with a documentation system and quantifying bands, or quantifying fluorescence with a fluorescence reader (10%).

  • Assembling filter assay devices for nucleic acid extraction (10%).

  • Running filter assay experiments and analyzing the effluent using RT-qPCR (10%).

  • Recording and Analysis of Data (20%): Collect, record and analyze results from research experiments. Results must be organized and summarized in suitable form for presentation at laboratory meetings. Maintenance of an accurate and up to date notebook is a requirement for this position.

  • Reagent management (10%): interface with commercial suppliers to receive reagents into the lab. As reagents are received, prepare aliquots for storage, and maintain an inventory of all reagent stocks associated with the project.


    Associate's degree in appropriate discipline plus 2-3 years specialized experience in related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


An Associate degree (B.S. preferred) in Biology, Biomedical Engineering, or Chemistry. Experience with polymerase chain reaction (PCR), gel electrophoresis, and UV/Vis spectroscopy are highly desirable.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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