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

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 077 OBGYN Research

Schedule

8 AM-4:30 PM; OCC WKENDS

Responsibilities

General Purpose:

Under the supervision of Dr. Murphy, the position is full-time in a laboratory studying infection and immunology of the human placenta. The position requires utilizing laboratory skills; including dissection and culture of placental explants, cell line and primary cell culture, whole mount immunofluorescence, confocal microscopy, nucleic acid isolation, standard and quantitative RT-PCR and PCR, western blot analysis, and primary cell isolation and purification. After completion of experiments, the data must be processed, interpreted, and organized in presentation format. Weekly progress updates are presented in laboratory meetings. An understanding of the experiments and relevant up-to-date knowledge of the projects’ background is expected. Duties also include serving as the laboratory safety correspondent, some ordering, maintaining laboratory organization, MSDS, and safety protocols.

Essential Duties:

Bench/laboratory work: Formulate experimental procedures and use laboratory techniques to process the experiments in the appropriate manner.

  • Placental dissection, in vitro culture and immunofluorescence
  • Protein extract preparation and Western Blot analysis
  • Nucleic Acid Isolation and RT-PCR/PCR
  • Cell/Tissue Culture

Data Processing: After compiling data from experiments, the data must be analyzed. Then, it must be organized to publication quality and presented.

Administrative/laboratory organization: serving as the laboratory safety correspondent, some ordering, maintaining laboratory organization, MSDS, and safety protocols. Also ensures that all backup is given to the Research Administrator.

Reporting: Regularly meeting with Dr. Murphy to discuss the current state of the project. Attending and actively participate in weekly laboratory meetings to present analyzed data.

Qualifications:

Associate's degree in appropriate discipline plus 2-3 years specialized experience in related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Prefer Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, with emphasis on immunology and/or molecular and cellular biology. Experience in the techniques outlined above is highly valuable.

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Job Title: Laboratory Technician III (S)

Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry

Job ID: 201891

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time