Research Specialist I

Rochester, NY


Provides direct research support at the professional entry level.


  1. Works independently with only occasional suggestions in modifying, varying or adapting standard procedures and experiments in the culture of human or rodent primary, Embryonic Stem cells (ES), Human Embryonic Kidney 293 Cells (HEK293) cells or Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells in a Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) environment.

  2. Works independently with only occasional suggestions in modifying, varying or adapting standard laboratory procedures in a variety of moderately-complex rodent surgery, microscopy including time- lapse imaging, histological procedures, laboratory tests, analyses and observations which may require nonstandard procedures and complex instrumentation. Troubleshoots malfunctioning equipment and makes simple repairs

  3. Analyzes material with computer-aided microscopy. Performs analyses and scientific data reductions by using standard methods and develops modifications of standard methods to meet special situations.

  4. Searches literature for references to technical problems involved in research projects; writes technical protocols; performs standard statistical analyses of data; and assists in the preparation of materials for publication.

  5. Frequently gives both oral and written reports, including but not limited to, statistical and photographic analysis of data.

Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in biological discipline or related field.

  • One year of applicable experience in laboratory setting.

  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • Applicants should be self-motivated and capable of working independently as well as in a collaborative setting.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including written communication.

  • Ability to readily learn new experimental techniques.

  • Strong analytical, communication, organizational and computer skills.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.


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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $46,987 - $65,790 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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