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


Full Time 40 hours Grade 079 Microbiology SMH


General Purpose:

Perform complex technical laboratory assignments; may plan/conduct a complete project of limited scope or a portion of a larger and more diverse project. Candidates must be detail-oriented, have a strong work ethic, ability to work independently and as part of a highly-functioning team, and possess strong organizational skills.


  • Process environmental samples and Vet samples, plate to appropriate media, and incubate in proper environment while strictly adhering to quality control and quality assurance protocols.
  • Read bacterial cultures and perform susceptibility testing on environment and Vet specimens. Perform calculations, input data into LIS, call results to providers as necessary.
  • In accordance with broadly-outline objectives, requirements and approaches: inventory and order supplies, prepare media, perform and document quality control of media for the Microbiology Laboratory.
  • Perform QC, preventative maintenance, and validations on sophisticated instrumentation.
  • Record, compute, and analyze data; prepare reports and make recommendations. Prepare validation data for Quality Assurance file.
  • Format protocols and documents, create PowerPoints, schematics, specifications, designs, charts, graphs, tables, illustrations, photographs; may assist in preparation of materials for publications, teaching, and competency testing.
  • Complete biohazardous shipping course and assume responsibility for safely packaging specimens and isolates that are being sent to various reference laboratories.
  • Receive, accession, triage, and label specimens. Answer and direct phone calls.
  • Monitor and record temperature, humidity, and CO2 for all Microbiology rooms, refrigerators, freezers, and incubators.


Associate’s degree in appropriate discipline and 4-5 years of specialized experience in related field. Bachelor’s degree in Biology or related field preferred.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Laboratory Technician IV (S)

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital

Job ID: 207784

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time