University of Rochester Laboratory Technician II (S) in Rochester, New York


Full Time 40 hours Grade 075 Ophthalmology M&D;


8 AM-4:30 PM


Position Summary:

To provide research support by assuming responsibility for research conducted within the Advanced Physiological Optics Laboratory (Yoon Lab) in the University of Rochester Flaum Eye Institute. The body of this research involves quantifying optical quality of the eye and visual performance, and investigating the long-term effects of the eye’s optics on spatial vision and neural processing.


Provides direct research and technical support at the professional entry level in the Yoon research laboratory. This includes, but is not limited to, providing data collection, analysis of the data in an organized way, and presentations of the findings.

  • Interact with study objects and measure their visual performance under the approved human subject protocols. Operation, maintenance, and upgrading of an adaptive optics binocular vision simulator. Data management such as converting the data format and backing up the data. Develop theoretical and experimental design and human subject protocol based on the goals of the project and new knowledge. Independently troubleshoot and evaluate the appropriateness of techniques used in experimental protocols. Make recommendations/suggestions, including design, development, and analysis of research projects.
  • Analyze data and interpret results using custom-developed image processing software. Perform a simple statistical analysis to determine the significance of the collected data. Create PowerPoint presentations summarizing results and present at both formal and informal research meetings. Prepare scientific manuscripts and make critical comments.
  • Train and teach new research team members such as students, residents, and technicians. Provide them with instructions on how to use and control the adaptive optics vision simulator and our methods to analyze data.
  • Provide assistance and training for incoming students and participate in program seminars and enrichment activities. This duty will include scheduling team member’s workload as well as determining and prioritizing work order.
  • Other duties as assigned by the faculty investigator or designee.


Associate's degree in appropriate discipline; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Prefer Bachelor’s degree required in Optics, Vision Science, Biomedical Engineering, or related field, with experience in human vision. Candidate must have excellent command of oral and written English language, and be able to work in a collaborative work environment. Required computer skills include MS Office and Matlab. Experience with and knowledge of other statistical and image analysis software would be advantageous. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be necessary.

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Job Title: Laboratory Technician II (S)

Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry

Job ID: 201882

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time