Laboratory Technician IV (S)

Rochester, NY


This position provides research support and participates in all major aspects of research projects within the laboratory of Dr. Steve Georas. The employee is part of a team investigating immune dysregulation in asthma and other lung diseases, and will participate in the planning and execution of complex experiments involving human cells and cell culture. The technician will participate in ongoing research studies with other lab members, and will use existing protocols and help develop new protocols, and will train new lab members in techniques and protocols. The technician will maintain specialized equipment, be responsible for ordering supplies and reagents, and ensure that all protocols and procedures are followed. Operates complex scientific equipment including flow cytometer, multiplex bead array, gel documentation system, and real time PCR machine.


  • Directs the gathering of research materials, supplies, equipment and apparatus to perform each protocol as required including setting up and operating equipment to measure barrier integrity.

  • Plans and conducts experiments investigating the immunology of asthma using epithelial cell culture. This will involve isolation and establish primary cultures of human and mouse airway epithelial cells at air-liquid interface, in accordance with approved protocols.

  • In accordance with broadly outlined objectives, performs a variety of complex laboratory measurements and has the latitude to modify methods and techniques and making recommendations as necessary. Analyzes the measurements and test data including the analysis of secreted products by ELISA or bead array, and of cellular proteins by western blot or immunohistochemistry, and of RNA by RT-PCR or related techniques.

  • Extracts and compiles test data, prepares test reports, posters, designs charts and graphs, and assists in the preparation of manuscripts from the analysis of experimental data.

  • Instructs fellows, students, and trainees in the methods and techniques used in the laboratory. Supervises lower level laboratory technicians in laboratory.

  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS (Education, Experience, License or Certificates):

  • Associate’s degree in appropriate discipline required

  • 4 years specialized experience in related field

  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience required

  • We are looking for a self-starter with excellent organizational and communication skills.

  • Prior experience with cell culture is a plus

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 079