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University of Rochester Lab Tech III, Ctr Vaccine Biology and Immunology - Ciucci Lab - 231055 in Rochester, New York

Lab Tech III, Ctr Vaccine Biology and Immunology - Ciucci Lab Job ID 231055

Location School of Medicine & Dentistry Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 077 Ctr Vaccine Biology & Immuno


8:30 AM-5 PM


Position Summary:

The technician will provide research support the goals of an immunology laboratory aimed at understanding the immune responses to pathogens and tumors. As part of this position, the technician will participate in maintaining mouse colony and work with the Principal Investigator to develop novel strategies to improve the functions of the immune system during infection and cancer.

We require a very well-organized and highly motivated individual who seeks to contribute substantially to the overall research mission of the lab. This work will involve the planning and execution of experiments involving the use of mouse models. The Laboratory Technician will use existing protocols and will collaborate with other laboratories. Techniques frequently utilized include PCR, cell purification and flow cytometry.

Supervision and Direction Received:

Under the direction of Dr. Thomas Ciucci

NOTE: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required.

Responsibilities with % of Time

  • 25% Maintain mouse colony including breeding, health monitoring and decision-making regarding rodent

  • 25% Determine mouse genotype using PCR or flow cytometry

  • 25% Designs, conducts and analyzes immunology experiments using in vivo, cellular and molecular approaches

  • 10% Assists in the management of the laboratory's reagent inventory and keeps research supplies stocked

  • 10% Attends weekly lab meetings and relevant seminars, including regular meetings with the PI

  • 5% Other job duties as assigned 5%


  • BS/BA degree in biochemistry, biology or chemistry with some research experience in a related field preferred. Prefer an individual with an interest or coursework in Immunology.

  • Ability to work with rodents.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including written communication.

  • Must be detailed, accurate and highly organized.

    Minimum Requirements:

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

  • Strong attention to detail, interpersonal and communication skills.

    Starting date:

    September 1st 2021

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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