Technical Assoc-Sr (S)

Rochester, NY


The Technical Associate Sr provides direct research support at the senior professional level by being responsible for small and large, complex research projects that constitute major aspects of several larger research projects. Responsible for operation of a specialized research area or laboratory with one or more faculty members within a department. Operates with considerable latitude in unreviewed actions or decisions. May train technicians, undergraduate students, temporary lab personnel, pre-doctoral students and post-doctoral and medical fellows who join or work with the core laboratory in lab specific techniques. Provides guidance or directly supervises technicians and undergraduate students. May act as liaison with other departments, divisions or organizations.


  • Independently sets up and performs experiments and procedures in support of lab goals and grant commitments (e.g. assays, cell/tissue culture, animal studies, etc.). Contributes to the planning and design of studies and experiments in the research lab setting.

  • Collaborates with investigators in writing protocols for the conduct of research which include: purposes of study, design of experiments, lists of materials, methods to be used and the schedule of activities. Assists faculty researchers in the design of research projects and in the presentation of research proposals. Documents research leading to patent disclosure or technical and/or scientific advancement.

  • Organizes research activities in accordance with approved protocols.

  • Informs all staff of their responsibilities in the project. Teaches laboratory techniques and instrumentation procedures to graduate student and professional laboratory support staff. Counsels them on technical problems, advises and assists them with study techniques. Oversees day-to-day operation of project or laboratory and may supervise exempt and non-exempt research and support personnel.

  • Develops and installs operating procedures for the laboratory as it pertains to safety. Insures that health and safety practices are maintained in accordance with University policy and the law. Creates and maintains project specific safety manual.

  • Prepares written reports and presentations on all on-going projects in the assigned lab, including statistical analysis of all results that will be used in the publication of articles.

  • Co-authors or authors publications and may co-present results with Principal Investigator at meetings and/or conferences. Assists in acquiring research funding including development of grant proposals.

  • Maintains contact with associated internal and external research laboratories, vendors, and technical representatives concerning the project. Orients visitors to the laboratory. Keeps abreast of trends in field of interest by reading professional journals; and attend/participate in weekly lab meetings, and, as appropriate, institutes and seminars.


  • Bachelor's Degree required

  • Master’s Degree or PhD preferred

  • 5 years of related work experience involving direct assistance to researchers required,

  • 2 years with Master’s; 0 with PhD required

  • or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair equipment as needed required.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $50,000 - $100,000 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 054
Schedule: 8 AM-4:30 PM