University of Rochester Technical Assoc I in Rochester, New York


Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Mechanical Engineering Engg


8:30 AM-5 PM


General Purpose:

Provides direct research and teaching support at the professional entry level.

Specific Responsibilities:

Under general guidance and with latitude for exercising independent technical judgment, performs research related activities limited in scope and complexity in a specialized field. Responsibilities include most or all of the following, as well as other related duties:

Works independently with only occasional suggestions in modifying, varying or adapting standard laboratory procedures to meet special needs of research projects.

Performs analyses and scientific data reductions by using standard methods and develops modifications of standard methods to meet special situations.

Searches literature for reference to technical problems involved in research projects, sometimes including literature in foreign languages; writes procedures; prepares charts, graphs and tables; and assists in the preparation of materials for publication.

Operates laboratory and experimental testing equipment and apparatus such as spectrophotometers, analytical balances, electron microscopes and the like.

Performs specialized surgical operations on laboratory animals for collection of specimens. Works closely with animal care staff and technicians for scheduling surgical procedures and post-operative care of animals.

Collects, processes, classifies and catalogs specimens.

Conducts psychology, sociology or education experiments on studies involving human subjects; compiles data and makes preliminary analyses.

Teaches laboratory techniques and instrumentation procedures to students and laboratory technical support staff; and counsels them on technical problems.

Keeps abreast of trends in field of interest by reading professional journals and attending meetings, institutes and seminars.


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.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Technical Assoc I

Location: Sch Engineering & App Sci

Job ID: 207356

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time