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University of Rochester Laboratory Technician III (S) - 217217 in Rochester, New York

Laboratory Technician III (S)

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School of Medicine & Dentistry

Full/Part Time


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Full Time 40 hours Grade 077 Cancer Center M&D


Position Summary:

To provide research support for projects in cancer biology stem cell/hematology laboratory. The experimental results achieved from this position will be to determine the role of the microenvironment on benign and malignant hematopoietic stem cells.

Techniques utilized include laboratory procedures such as reagent preparation, tissue culture, histology, molecular biology techniques (such as DNA extraction and PCR), fluorescent in situ hybridization, flow cytometry, and animal husbandry. Prior lab experience is helpful, but not necessary. Knowledge of basic biology is required. This individual will remain current with the literature in regard to techniques employed and help establish new protocols, in addition to assisting in analyzing and summarizing results of studies. These experiments also will serve as an invaluable tool in the publication of papers in scientific journals and future funding opportunities.


Isolate specific populations of murine and human cells, and testing for gene and protein expression profiles with PCR, qRT-PCR, in situ hybridization, ELISA, Western Blot, immunoprecipitation and immunofluorescence.

Cell culture

Assist in the multicolor (9-10) flow cytometry experiments

Mouse Handling

Responsible for designing animal studies as well as collection and analysis of mouse tissues for use in histological, flow cytometric and tissue culture assays.

Competitive repopulation assays involving bone marrow transplantation.

In vivo treatment of mice for experimental purposes.

Genotyping and maintenance of mouse strains.


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

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree preferred in Biology or related field. Candidate must have excellent command of oral and written English language and work in a collaborative work environment. Required computer skills include MS Word, Excel, Photoshop, and statistical software. Candidate must be able to work with rodents. Occasional weekend and evening hours may be necessary.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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