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University of Rochester Laboratory Technician III - 223598 in Rochester, New York

Laboratory Technician III

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School of Medicine & Dentistry

Full/Part Time


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Full Time 40 hours Grade 077 Medicine M&D-Endo-Metab Div


8 AM-4:30 PM


Position Summary:

This position provides direct research support at the professional level, and directly participates in all major aspects of research projects within the lab of Dr. Kavaljit Chhabra. A major focus of the Chhabra lab is to determine how the brain regulates blood glucose levels in health and diabetes using mouse models. More information about the research can be found in these publications and grant abstract:;; ;

The department provides a state-of-the-art research program/facility in the areas of endocrinology, metabolism and drug discovery. This position requires active participation in management of day-to-day operations of the lab including procurement of lab supplies, mouse colony management, conducting experiments and helping other members of the lab conduct and analyze experiments. A candidate with research skills/experience including mouse handling, and cellular and molecule biology techniques is ideal for this job. Moreover, self-motivation, passion and dedication for science, organizational skills, excellent interpersonal, verbal and written English skills are essential for this position.

Specific Responsibilities:

Successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing mice used in the lab including routine and non-routine breeding colonies, surgeries, tissue collection and other experiments as needed. This will involve performing specialized procedures on mice, and maintaining records, data collection, and analysis.

  • Performing ELISA, Western blot, immunohistochemistry, RT-PCR or related techniques and cell culture.

  • Helping fellows, students, and trainees in the methods and techniques used in the lab.

  • Maintaining standard protocols, troubleshooting, and modifying them as needed.

  • Maintenance of reagents inventory and ensuring compliance with regulatory agencies.

  • Assisting in the preparation of posters, manuscripts and grants.

  • Other duties as specified.


Associate’s degree in appropriate discipline plus 2-3 years specialized experience in related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s or Bachelor’s degree with research experience/technical knowledge of cell culture as well as basic molecular and cellular techniques is preferred. Candidate must be willing to work with mice. Experience in Microsoft Office is required.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a single electronic file (PDF or Word) that includes a cover letter summarizing qualifications, professional goals and how they align with this position, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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