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University of Rochester Laboratory Technician III (S) - 228804 in Rochester, New York

Laboratory Technician III (S) Job ID 228804

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

Full Time 40 hours Grade 077 OBGYN Research


8 AM-4:30 PM


General Purpose:

Under the supervision of Dr. Falsetta, the position is full-time in a laboratory studying the vulvar pain condition known as localized provoked vulvodynia. The position requires utilizing laboratory skills, including but not limited to cell line and primary cell culture, microbiological culture, microscopy, nucleic acid isolation, standard and quantitative RT-PCR and PCR, siRNA knockdown, flow cytometry, genetic/cloning techniques, Western blot analysis, primary cell isolation and purification (from human and mouse tissues), the handling of mice, and procedures on mice (subcutaneous injection, anesthesia, treatment applications, pain testing, etc.). Upon the completion of experiments, the data must be processed, interpreted, and organized in a brief written report with presentations to be made at lab meetings on a regular basis. Bi-weekly or monthly progress meetings will be held with Dr. Falsetta as needed. An understanding of the experiments and relevant up-to-date knowledge of the projects’ background is expected. Duties also include serving as the laboratory safety correspondent, ordering, and maintaining laboratory organization, MSDS, and safety protocols.

Essential Duties:

75% Bench/laboratory work: formulate experimental procedures and use laboratory techniques to process the experiments in the appropriate manner.

  • In vivo mouse model: 25%

  • Protein extract preparation and Western Blot analysis: 15%

  • Nucleic Acid Isolation and RT-PCR/PCR: 15%

  • Cell/Tissue Culture: 20%

10% Data processing and figure formatting: after compiling data from experiments, the data must be analyzed. Then, it must be organized to publication quality and presented.

10% Administrative/laboratory organization: serving as the laboratory safety correspondent, some ordering, and maintaining laboratory organization, MSDS, and safety protocols.

5% Reporting: regularly meeting with Dr. Falsetta to discuss the current state of the project. Attending and actively participate in laboratory meetings to present analyzed data.


Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, with an emphasis on microbiology, immunology, and/or molecular and cellular biology. Research laboratory experience is preferred. Experience with the techniques outlined above is highly valuable. The successful applicant will possess great attention to detail, as well as knowledge of Excel and Word, and be proficient with routine laboratory calculations

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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