Technical Assoc-Sr (S)

Rochester, NY


Position Summary:

Provides direct research and teaching support at the senior professional level by taking charge of small, complex research projects or by directly participating in a major aspect of a larger research project; and provides guidance to or directly supervises technicians and undergraduate students.


  • Collaborates with investigators in writing protocols for the conduct of research which include: purposes of study, design of experiments, lists of materials and methods to be used and the schedule of activities. Assists faculty researchers in the design of research projects and in the preparation of research proposals.

  • Organizes research activities in accordance with approved protocols. Ensures that cell and animal availability are coordinated for transplantation. Disassociates and magnetically sorts primary neural tissue. Maintains cells in culture and prepares cells for transplantation.

  • Informs staff (technicians and undergraduate students) of their responsibilities in the project. Teaches laboratory techniques and instrumentation procedures to graduate students and professional laboratory support staff. Counsels them on technical problems, advises and assists them with projects.

  • Develops and installs operating procedures for the laboratory as it pertains to lab safety, animal surgery and project procedures. Develops and modifies test methods such as stereological analysis, employing computer-assisted microscopy and histological procedures such as cryostat sectioning and immunohistochemistry.

  • Ensures that health and safety practices are maintained in accordance with University policy and the law, particularly standard lab safety procedures and UCAR/IBC guidelines.

  • Analyzes and evaluates experimental data and interprets results within the scope of the study; assesses the importance of findings in relation to the myelin project. Performs animal surgery.

  • Prepares written reports and presentations on all on-going projects, consisting of photomicrographs and statistical analyses of cell counts, which are used in the publication of articles. Assists in the final writing of research publications.

  • Keeps abreast of trends in field of interest by studying current research literature, abstracting scientific articles of value in the prosecution of research problems and by attending meetings, seminars and presenting research data.

  • Independently operates histological-related equipment and microscopes in the Goldman Lab, with responsibility for developing critical research data. Coordinates service support: repair of equipment, requisitioning of supplies and research materials and minor construction. May recommend expenditures for equipment. Authorizes expenditure for expendable supplies and maintenance

  • Maintains contact with outside research laboratories, vendors and technical representatives concerning the myelin project. Orients visitors to the laboratory.

Other duties as assigned



  • Master's degree with major course work in the field of assignment.

  • With a Master's Degree, a minimum 3 years of professional experience in the field of assignment. With the equivalent of a Master's Degree in experience, training and education, 5 years in the field of assignment with some independent research experience; or an equivalent combination of experience, training and education 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.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 50,000 - $100,000 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.

Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 054 Neurology/CTN Cell & Gene Ther
Schedule: 8:30 AM-5 PM