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University of Rochester Technical Assoc I (S) - 211094 in Rochester, New York

Technical Assoc I (S) Job ID 211094


School of Medicine & Dentistry

Full/Part Time Full-Time

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Medicine M&D-Immuno/Rheum Div




Position Summary:

Under general guidance of the PI(s), and with latitude for exercising independent technical judgement, the technician will focus on better understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in rheumatic diseases such as psoriatic arthritis and scleroderma. This position will focus on performing molecular biology and biochemical experiments with mouse and human cells. Commonly utilized experimental techniques will include isolation and culturing of specific cell subsets from collected blood and tissue samples, flow cytometry, RNA and protein extraction, quantitative PCR, Western blots, genotyping, transient transfections, ELISA, RNA interference, immunocytochemistry, light and fluorescence microscopy, and biochemical assays. In addition to performing these assays, this individual will also need to perform data analysis and graphical presentation of results. She/he will also perform human sample processing and help in maintaining our bio-repository. They will also be responsible for laboratory maintenance and operation. The technician will work in a collaborative group setting, but will need to perform experiments independently and will be expected to troubleshoot assays whenever required. This job is clinical-oriented at the BSL-II level, thus this individual needs to conduct experiments with a high understanding of biosafety. Occasional late hours may be needed, based on patient sample collection schedule.


  • Develops, plans and executes complex laboratory research experiments with an emphasis on the above mentioned molecular biology and biochemical techniques.

  • Troubleshoots by searching literature for reference to technical problems involved in research projects. Acquires data, and analyzes and presents experimental results. Uses and maintains laboratory equipment including centrifuges, incubators, tissue culture hoods, gel electrophoresis, PCR machine, and a fluorescence microscope.

  • Writes procedures in compliance with laboratory standards and regulations, prepares charts, graphs and tables, and assists in the preparation of materials for publication.

  • Maintains cell cultures and applies sterile tissue culture techniques.

  • Train and mentor new technicians, fellows, Post-Doc’s, medical students, graduate and undergrad students on laboratory techniques. Counsel current staff on technical problems and help troubleshoot experimental issues.

  • All other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree with major course work in field of assignment, and 1 year of related work experience involving direct assistance to researchers; or any equivalent combination of experience, training and education.

Preference will be given to individuals with experience with flow cytometry, sterile cell culture techniques, viral vector work, and protein analysis. They should be willing to receive additional training according to the laboratory’s need. The person also should be a highly motivated individual with excellent interpersonal skills, proactive attitude and good work ethic. The individual must be dependable and should be willing to work in a team setting.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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