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


Full Time 40 hours Grade 077 Pharmacology & Physiology


8:30 AM-5 PM


With direction from the PI, will work in an independent manner to develop, plan and perform experiments in molecular biology and biochemistry aimed at furthering ongoing studies on ion channel structure and function. Position requires experience in molecular biology, particularly making cDNA constructs, and biochemistry techniques, and the ability to perform multiple tasks on a daily basis. Experience with cell culture and/or protein chemistry would be helpful. Will also be responsible for managing day to day activities in the research laboratory including ordering supplies, handling shipping and receiving, database management, and equipment maintenance. Position requires good attention to detail and excellent organization skills. Research-related duties will include writing experimental designs; set-up, execution, and troubleshooting of experiments; the accurate reporting of results; and the analysis of data. Some experiments will involve working with rodents and maintenance of mouse colonies. Ability to interact and work effectively with students, technicians and other researchers is essential. Maintain and/or conduct database and literature searches. Assist with the preparation of publications and grant proposals.


Associate's degree in appropriate discipline plus 2-3 years specialized experience in related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Prefer B.A. or B.S. degree in Neuroscience, Biology, Chemistry or other appropriate discipline. Able to work with minimal supervision once trained and to listen to, convey, and exchange information with other laboratory personnel. Willingness to work with mice is required. Ability to work in a lab team environment with a diverse group of personnel is essential. This position requires the use of eyes, hands, and fingers with skill and the ability to perform mathematical calculations using algebra and practically apply percentages, fractions, and ratios. The ability to speak and understand English language, follow instructions, and record information accurately is required. Must have excellent interpersonal skills.

Ability to work in a fairly independent manner, and safely, to use common sense, and to exchange information and interact regularly with other laboratory personnel. The position may entail prolonged periods of standing or sitting. Daily interaction with PI, Research Scientist or with lab members directing experiments and occasional contact with administrative staff. Certification to work with animals will be required after the start of employment.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Laboratory Technician III (S)

Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry

Job ID: 201305

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time