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University of Rochester Technical Assoc II (S) - 228787 in Rochester, New York

Technical Assoc II (S) Job ID 228787

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

Full Time 40 hours Grade 052 Cancer Center/Clin Trials Ofc


Position Summary:

Responsible for the University of Rochester Wilmot Cancer Center processing laboratory that supports clinical trials and basic science research through Hematology/Oncology for all division investigators. Provides direct management and teaching support at the professional level by directing the operations of the laboratory.

Supervision/Direction Received:

General supervision by the Senior Health project Coordinator.

Typical Duties:

Under general direction and exercising independent judgment, is in charge of the Processing Laboratory. Following approved protocols provided by the entity conducting the research, develop and install laboratory operating procedures that meet those approved protocol needs.

Provides technical support to study coordinators and collaborators. Prepares specimens for distribution to laboratories outside of University of Rochester Medical Center. Processing includes centrifuging, aliquoting, labeling, packaging, and forms preparation. Participates in research among multiple laboratories at the UR, other United States-based facilities, and international collaborators. 50%

Review and evaluate laboratory results to ensure adherence to quality assurance and control procedures and review and evaluate quality of specimens generated by the lab and improve methods in the lab. Perform quality assurance on all data generated by the lab and perform analysis of data to ensure accurate reporting of results to the lab Director and investigators. Ensure the lab operates under Good Clinical Lab Practices. Coordinate and respond to audits. Respond to queries about quality of data from a centralized data management center. Develop changes in procedures to correct problems. Prepare quality assurance reports. 20%

Develop and modify operating procedures and procedures for data collection and handling. Write and revise standard operating procedures for processing clinical trial samples for all protocols. Evaluate and modify training procedures to ensure that operating procedures are followed. In order to implement improvements advise and assist technical staff with their proficiency and competency and retrain and/or teach new methods. Be accountable for the professional conduct and technical performance of the lab staff. 10%

Keep abreast of trends in the lab’s fields of interest, identify literature of interest and use to improve the laboratories operations. Maintain relationships with study coordinators and investigators. 10%

Help assess financial needs for new protocols. Evaluate fee structure based on expenditures. Identify and implement cost saving measures while ensuring quality.

Other duties: 5%

  • Assist faculty researchers in the preparation of research proposals.

  • Maintain contact with vendors and technical representatives regarding lab’s work.

  • Orient visitors to the laboratory.

  • Recommend expenditures for laboratory equipment.

Machines/Equipment Used:

Copier, fax, printer, computer, benchtop centrifuge, biological safety cabinet, freezers, dry ice


Bachelor’s degree with major course work in field of assignment, and 2 years of related experience in field of assignment. A year or more of post-bachelorette academic work in field of assignment or a related field is desirable.

Disclaimer: The above description represents the proposed responsibilities for this position and is not intended to limit assignment of other work or duties as required by the laboratory director.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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