Research Specialist I

Rochester, NY

Research Specialist I

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School of Medicine & Dentistry

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Full Time 40 hours Range URG 107 Neurology/CTN Glial Disease


General Purpose:

Provides direct research support at the professional entry level.


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.

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

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.

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.

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

  • 1 year of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • 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

  • Familiarity with MS Office programs (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

  • Ability to generate and organize large sets of data, strains, and plasmids, and familiarity with all aspects of a laboratory to effectively help organize the lab

  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair equipment as needed

  • Excellent organization skills to help coordinate a number of projects, and the skills to help train inexperienced personnel

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Pay Range: $47,972 - $67,161 Annually

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Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry
Full/Part Time: Full-Time