Laboratory Technician III

Rochester, NY


The Anderson lab in the Cardiovascular Research Institute is looking for a highly motivated Laboratory Technician to assist in maintaining our mouse colony and to assist with animal and cell-based experiments in the general support of a molecular biology research laboratory. The individual will be expected to achieve the ability to function independently. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task are required. All necessary training will be provided, however experience in mouse handling, mammalian cell culture, and basic molecular biology techniques are a plus. Under general guidance from the PI with latitude for exercising considerable independent judgment of handling lab business. This position has no official supervisory responsibility.


  • Animal colony management for mouse colonies. Animal husbandry to include breeding, weaning, pairing, tail snip, and inventory maintenance. Data entry into established database and spreadsheet for management of animal colonies; inventory control of animal numbers and UCAR accounts

  • Genotyping of transgenic mice by PCR and responsible for global animal laboratory maintenance and cleanliness. Assist and perform routine biochemical and molecular biological experiments (protein isolation, DNA/RNA isolation, gel electrophoresis).

  • Perform lab maintenance tasks including maintenance of laboratory space with assistance of other lab personnel, preparing basic buffers and stock solutions.

  • Orient and oversee compliance of new lab workers in health/safety and animal regulations. Provide oversight regarding compliance issues such as IBC, EH&S, Fire Safety, and UCAR inspections. Maintain computerized inventory and data sheet records.

  • Order specialized materials and supplies with the information provided by lab personnel or PI. Place supply orders in a timely fashion and manage up-to-date inventory of lab chemicals and general supplies.

Other duties as assigned


  • Associate’s degree in appropriate discipline (preferably Biology) required

  • 2-3 years specialized experience in related field required

  • Previous work experience in a research lab preferred;

  • or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • Mac, PC, and MS Office. Pipettes, gel apparatus, incubator shaker, centrifuges, -80 freezer, Barnstead Water Units, NuAire Bio-safety cabinet, dissecting microscopes, various surgical instruments, PCR machine, down draft tables, perfusion apparatus, CO2 euthanasia stations, ventilated rodent housing racks preferred.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 16.49 - $ 23.08 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.

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