Laboratory Technician II (S)

Rochester, NY


Position Summary:

Performs research laboratory assignments, various and diversified in nature, in accordance with standard practices and procedures. This position requires animal experiments and data analyses. The individual will help with setting up for experiments and perform said experiments maintaining all necessary records for publication. As needed, the individual will also assist in data collection for publication and grant applications.

Typical Duties:

  • Plan and perform a variety of standard lab tests and analyses, including histological tissue collection, immunostaining, and fluorescent microscopy. Collect data and maintain accurate records.

  • Acquire and prepare various reagents, solutions, or antibodies for lab use. Set up, clean, and maintain equipment and apparatus. Demonstrate ability to follow detailed instructions.

  • Manage day-to-day elements of animal colony maintenance. Demonstrate ability to communicate details of animal colony status to supervisor.

  • Perform specialized duties in support of other research members of the laboratory, including behavioral, surgical, and neurophysiological procedures.

  • Extract data from various prescribed sources. Process data following well- defined methods and computer software. Present data in prescribed formats and graphics to supervisor.

  • Assist in developing, devising, or modifying methods and procedures. Participate in experimental design through discussion with supervisor.

  • Attend journal clubs, lab meetings and participate in scientific discussion. Present experimental results in meetings.

Other projects and job duties as assigned.


  • Associate’s degree in appropriate field required.

  • Bachelor’s degree with major course work in the field of assignment, such as neuroscience, biology, and organic/biological chemistry preferred.

  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • 2-3 years of specialized experience in a related field preferred.

  • Background knowledge in neuroscience through courses and research

  • Experience preferred.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 15.38 - $ 21.54 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: Full Time 40 hours Grade 075 Neuroscience
Schedule: 8 AM-4:30 PM