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University of Rochester Research Assistant - 232280 in Rochester, New York

Research Assistant Job ID 232280

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

Time as Reported Grade 075 Cancer Center M&D


Under general direction of the administrator, faculty and staff of the Wilmot Cancer Institute, the Research Assistant will assist in performing research responsibilities as part of the Wilmot Cancer Institute’s research team.


This position reports to Lindsay Zarkhi, Research Administrator and will provide research support for research projects for faculty of the Wilmot Cancer Institute.

Laboratory tasks will include assisting staff in maintaining quality standards and inventories. Duties will include, but are not limited to (70%):

  • ensuring laboratory environment/instrumentation are routinely cleaned and calibrated (15%)

  • will learn the basic quality control assays performed and will run these under supervision (15%)

  • autoclaving and sterilizing laboratory equipment (15%)

  • assist in setting up laboratory benches for incoming new faculty and staff (10%)

  • ordering laboratory supplies (10%)

  • sample pickup and FedEx drop off when necessary (5%)

    Primary responsibilities include administrative tasks (30%):

  • maintain database for studies in progress, tracking progress and time points (10%)

  • data entry in excel forms (involvement in general data organization is needed (10%)

  • preparing and designing forms and spreadsheets for all upcoming research studies (5%)

  • assist with the preparation of material for publication (5%)


    Associate's degree in appropriate discipline; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Candidate must have excellent command of oral and written English language and work in a collaborative work environment. Required computer skills include MS Word, Excel, Photoshop and statistical software.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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