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Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Medicine M&D-Nephrology Div
Under general guidance and with latitude for exercising independent technical judgment, performs research related activities limited in scope and complexity to B cell immunobiology. This position involves independent work with only occasional suggestions in modifying, varying or adapting standard laboratory procedures to meet special needs of research projects, as well as significant supervisory experience. It includes primary responsibility for flow cytometry in the laboratory, analysis of scientific data by standard methods, and modifying those methods for special situations, supervising Tech III and IV, post-doctoral fellows and students, teaching laboratory techniques, instrumentation procedures and safety practices. Ensures maintenance of laboratory supplies and proper disposal of all materials.
Specific duties include:
- Designing and performing experiments involving isolation of RNA from human peripheral blood, bone marrow and tissue samples; performing chemical assays and bioassays involving flow cytometry, ELISPOT and ELISA; performing vaccination and dissection procedures in mice.
- Staining cells for high-dimensional, multi-color flow cytometry including: design and validation of flow cytometry staining panels, use of a 4-laser LSR II cytometer with a high throughput sampler, computer analysis of flow cytometry data using FlowJo.
- Supervising and teaching Tech III and IV, post-doctoral fellows and students. Developing detailed protocols for experimental procedures. Maintaining protocols for animal research protocols.
- Collecting and analyzing scientific data, adapting protocols to meet the needs of individual experiments and special situations. Maintaining technical expertise and awareness of trends through professional journals and research team meetings. Performing literature searches for material relevant to research projects. Keeping abreast of trends in the in transplantation immunology research by reading professional journals, attending meetings and conferences.
- Preparing charts, graphs, and tables for manuscripts.
- Operating and maintaining complex experimental equipment including MACS cell sorter, spectrophotometer, pH meter, PCR machines.
Bachelor's degree in science and one year relevant work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred supervisory experience. Minimum of three years related experience involving direct assistance to researchers preferred. Minimum of two years experience with tissue culture, flow cytometry, and BSL@ laboratory procedures preferred.
How To Apply
All applicants must apply online.
The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer.