University of Rochester Technical Assoc II in Rochester, New York


Full Time 40 hours Grade 052 Center for Visual Science Col


8 AM-4:30 PM


Managing the CVS Core Histology lab:

Manage a wet and microscopy lab with efficiency and care to make it a pleasant but effective work environment.

Assure a clean working lab environment, while adhering to Environmental Safety regulations.

Maintain inventory of supplies, equipment and service agreements. Liaise with vendors for repairs, regular upkeep and cleanings.

Maintain and regulate sign-up sheets and scheduling disputes for each shared instrument.

Maintain and update all necessary protocols.

Must have strong inter-personal skills, and the ability to work with a wide range of researchers with differing levels of expertise.


Assist users with researching, designing and optimizing experimental protocols. This may include, but is not limited to, histology, microscopy and making stock solutions for experiments.

Training of Principal Investigators, their students and staff in histology and microscopy techniques.


Prepare all fixative solutions, maintain instruments and communicate with Principal Investigators in the planning and execution of scheduled histology needs.

Perform tissue preparation for histology.

Prepare, label and sub slides or well plates as needed for tissue collection and storage post­sectioning.

Perform tissue sectioning using cryostat, sliding microtome, paraffin microtome, ultramicrotome, vibratome or other cutting implements. Affix tissue to slides in preparation for staining and analysis.

Maintain tissue storage inventories.

Must have histological staining and immunohistochemical labeling expertise.


Manage the core microscope and imaging system, including regular re-calibration of equipment, repair when needed and instruction of users in its proper use.

The CVS Imaging Core Lab Manager will be expected to participate in research approved by the University Committee on Animal Resources.


Bachelor's degree with major course work in the field of assignment, and 2 years related experience in field of assignment. A year or more of post-baccalaureate academic work in field of assignment or a related field is desirable; or an equivalent combination of experience, training and education.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Technical Assoc II

Location: The College

Job ID: 207450

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time