Lab Technician IV - Rodent Colony Manager

Rochester, NY


Provides direct research support in a large Neuroscience laboratory. Is responsible for the management of the lab’s mouse colonies.


  1. In accordance with broadly-outlined objectives, requirements and approaches, plans and conducts technical procedures, non-routine and complex in nature. Is responsible for the specialized animal colony maintenance, management, and documentation, including but not limited to the reproduction and maintenance of multiple, scientifically discrete transgenic and mutant animal colonies. 25%

  2. Maintains complex databases of mouse colony pairing and lineages and reproductive data. Genotypes mice using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) techniques. 25%

  3. Performs specialized animal procedures including medication administration, mouse perfusion and extraction of experimental tissue. 25%

  4. Prepares charts, graphs, tables, illustrations, photographs; may assist in preparation of materials for publication. 15%

  5. Acts as a liaison between vivarium and lab on animal colony matters. Works with staff to ensure compliance and university and federal laboratory animal and safety regulations. 10%

Other projects and job duties as assigned.


  • Associate's degree in biological discipline plus 4-5 years specialized experience involving direct assistance to researchers, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Prior animal care experience required.

  • Applicants should be organized, self-motivated and capable of working independently in a collaborative setting.

  • Strong attention to detail, analytical, communication (including written communication), organizational and computer skills.

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

How To Apply

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 18.89 - $ 26.44 Hourly

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: Part Time 32 hours Grade 079