Technical Assoc II

Rochester, NY


The candidate will provide direct research and teaching support at a professional level by taking charge of a segment of research activities of moderate complexity. Responsible for conducting and analyzing experiments that comprise a coherent part of a larger project, researching and resolving technical problems within the scope of those experiments. The individual will oversee all laboratory members in their care, maintenance, and record-keeping regarding laboratory animals. The candidate will also supervise daily aspects of the lab, such as planning and participating in experiments with other laboratory personnel. The position involves training laboratory personnel on all aspects of animal care, maintenance, and standard laboratory practices.


30% Serves as a laboratory manager and oversees the establishment and operation of the research laboratory; maintains updated budgets and accounts; keeps updated records of all laboratory expenditures; places, tracks, and organizes all orders; keeps records of purchase information for ease of future ordering; maintains the order and cleanliness of the lab. Organizes lab meetings and journal club schedule. Coordinates contact with a partner research laboratory at other universities and coordinates shipments

25% Manages all animal care; keeps updated animal care records; assists with experimental procedures, including animal surgeries, behavioral training, anesthesia maintenance, histology, neuroanatomical reconstructions, and neurophysiological data analyses; analyzes and evaluates experimental data and interprets results within the scope of the study.

15% Supervises and trains all laboratory members; trains laboratory staff; teaches laboratory techniques and instrumentation procedures to students and staff; counsels them on technical problems; advises and assists them with special research projects; maintains and updates the lab calendar. Ensure that health and safety practices are maintained in accordance with University policy and law.

10% Assists in writing and follows approved laboratory protocols and SOPs for research; develops and modifies test methods, selects procedures for data collection and handling; works with UCAR, USDA, veterinary staff, AAALAC URMC Pharmacy; prepares for and hosts laboratory inspections.

5% Independently operates complex research equipment and tools, imaging projects, and machining tasks.

5% Evaluates and maintains research equipment support: repair and maintenance of equipment; may recommend expenditures for lab equipment; maintains an updated inventory of all laboratory equipment.

5% Collaborates with the faculty researchers in writing research proposals and publications.

3% Keeps abreast of trends in the field of neuroscience by studying current research literature, attending laboratory meetings, and attending relevant University seminars.

2% Maintains contact with vendors and technical representatives concerning the assigned area of research and orients visitors to the lab.

Other projects and job duties as assigned.


Minimum: Bachelor's degree with major course work in a biological discipline and two years related work experience in laboratory research involving direct assistance to researchers; or any equivalent combination of experience, training, and education.

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How To Apply

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Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 052
Schedule: 8AM-4:30PM

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