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


Full Time 40 hours Grade 077 Neuroscience


8:30 AM-5 PM


Position Summary:

Provides research support to the Technical Director of the Multiphoton Research Core facility involving daily maintenance and operation of the two-photon microscope. Work will also involve imaging quality control, and some troubleshooting of instruments within the multiphoton core. Provides assistance to new investigators in the proper use of the two-photon microscope and other lab equipment. Additional work will involve general lab duties for ordering lab supplies, lab maintenance, and interacting with administration and vendors.

Typical Duties:

Trains and assists investigators in proper use of the two-photon microscope and other lab instruments Performs routine quality control, daily and monthly housekeeping tasks, and troubleshooting of the two-photon microscope and other lab instruments

Maintains laboratory organization, orders supplies, and conducts routine lab safety checks

Contributes to planning research procedures and technology set-up and provides feedback on effectiveness and feasibility

Provides data management, assists with image analysis and presentation of experimental data for the purpose of inclusion in materials for publications and presentations. Responsible for scientific record keeping

Prepares chemical solutions and maintains adequate inventory of reagents, consumables and supplies Assists with the planning and coordination of educational activities (seminars, workshops, tutorials, demonstrations)

Communicates with vendors for timely equipment maintenance, calibration, demonstration, troubleshooting, and upgrading


AAS degree in appropriate discipline plus 2-3 years specialized experience in related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience. BS degree in bioengineering, biological sciences, physics, or related field preferred. Experience in data analysis or optics is desirable.

Experience with microscope and small animals handling are required: experience with fluorescence microscope or two-photon microscope is desired.

Familiarity with the scientific method and experimental design is required.

Must have excellent command of oral and written English language.

Proficiency in both PC and MAC computer systems.

Computer skills required include MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. In addition, knowledge of specialized image analysis software and coding is desirable (imageJ, Imaris, matlab, etc.).

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Laboratory Technician III (S)

Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry

Job ID: 207700

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time