Laboratory Technician III (S)

Rochester, NY


Position Summary:

A lab technician III position is open immediately in Dr. Xinping Zhang laboratory in the Center for Musculoskeletal Research at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The job consists of a series of highly specialized technical work that centers on bone tissue repair and regeneration, including mouse management, small animal recovery surgery, bone progenitor cell isolation and culturing, tissue harvesting and processing, as well as performing imaging and image analyses. Prior experience in the related field is a plus but not required.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Management of mouse colonies including breeding and separation/organization of mouse colonies, maintaining mouse inventories and working with lab members to keep in compliance with the rules set by vivarium.

  2. Developing breeding strategies and performing mouse genotyping for multiple projects within the labs.

  3. Learns and performs various imaging techniques including multiphoton laser scanning microscopy and image analyses on bone tissue and blood vessels.

  4. Development of laboratory protocols for immunofluorescence staining, multiphoton imaging, RNA isolation and RNA based analyses. Maintains electronic inventory records of primers, antibodies, chemicals and other inventory. Order reagents for the laboratory.

  5. Conducts general lab maintenance, and keep order and cleanness of the laboratory.

  6. Assists with preparation of tissue specimens including: sample harvesting, decalcification, embedding (paraffin and frozen)


Associate's degree in appropriate discipline plus 2-3 years specialized experience in related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent computer and organizational skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and students.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 077
Schedule: 8 AM-5 PM; LIMITED WKNDS