University of Rochester Technical Assoc I (S) in Rochester, New York

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Ophthalmology M&D;

Schedule

7:30AM-4:30PM

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

Technical Associate 1 will be the senior laboratory employee responsible for overseeing and conducting research in a Stem Cell and disease modeling lab at the University of Rochester Flaum Eye Institute. The primary focus of the research in the Singh laboratory is on using a human model system of retinal degenerative diseases for investigating disease mechanisms and identifying drug treatments.

Responsibilities:

Technical Associate 1 will act as the Lab manager and will be responsible for performing experiments, analyzing data, helping with manuscript and grant preparation, overseeing other lab personnel, lab organization and ordering of supplies. The scientific research will be focused on utilizing human embryonic stem cells (hESC) and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC) to model and study retinal degenerative diseases. The suitable candidate should demonstrate the ability to carry out specific research projects independently under the guidance of the principal investigator (PI).

  • Independently conduct laboratory research projects under the guidance of the PI. Perform cell and tissue culture on a daily basis and conduct experiments as needed. The experimental techniques used will include tissue sectioning, immunohistochemistry, RNA and protein, RT and quantitative PCR, Western blotting, and immunoprecipitation. Other molecular and cell biology techniques may need to be utilized as dictated by the project
  • Maintain laboratory, including ordering of reagents and supplies, preparing and projecting budgets, organizing and cleaning lab, maintaining and troubleshooting equipment, andtraining and supervising other laboratory personnel, including students
  • Review current literature, analyze and summarize data, assist with manuscript and grant preparation, attend and present data at laboratory meetings. Also, work on various IRB and safety protocols and ensure that all the University guidelines and requirements are current and up to date
  • Create and modify standard operating procedures for techniques developed and used in the laboratory to ensure documentation and repeatability of lab protocols.
  • Other duties as necessary for completion of research project and work assigned by the PI.

Requirements:

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferably 3-4 years of experience in biological science research in a laboratory setting. Prior experience in retinal cell biology and cell culture is preferred; especially experience culturing and working with human stem cells and retinal cells. Required computer skills include familiarity with MS Office. Experience with and knowledge of other statistical and image analysis software would be advantageous. Weekend work as deemed necessary for taking care of cells may be required.

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Job Title: Technical Assoc I (S)

Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry

Job ID: 206726

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time