University of Rochester Laboratory Technician IV (S) in Rochester, New York

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 079 Dermatology M&D;

Schedule

8 AM-5 PM

Responsibilities

Main Purpose:

The main purpose of this job is to perform complex laboratory assignments in accordance with standard practices and procedures. The primary project with which the job will be associated is preparing and testing antigen microarrays using Arrayed Imaging Reflectometry.

Typical Duties:

Experimental Research : Carry out tasks central to assay development and execution. Techniques include ELISA and antigen microarray preparation and assay. Experimental research duties may be further subdivided as:

  • Formulation of antigens for microarray printing
  • Preparation of antigen microarrays on the Arrayed Imaging Reflectometry (AIR) platform. Operate a piezoelectric microarrayer to spot antibodies on AIR chips.
  • Block microarrayed AIR chips and stabilize them for storage according to standard procedures.
  • Expose microarrayed chips to doped solutions of antigen or serum samples.

Recording and Analysis of Data: Collect, record and analyze results from research experiments. Results must be organized and summarized in suitable form for presentation at laboratory meetings. Maintenance of an accurate and up to date notebook is a requirement for this position.

Reagent management: interface with collaborators to receive antigen reagents into the lab. As reagents are received, prepare aliquots for storage, and maintain an inventory of all antibody stocks associated with the influenza project.

Requirements:

An Associate degree (B.S. preferred) in Biology, Biomedical Engineering, or Chemistry, plus a minimum of 4 years’ experience. Experience with immunoassay techniques (ELISA), antibody conjugation methods, and antibody/antigen microarray fabrication are highly desirable.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Laboratory Technician IV (S)

Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry

Job ID: 203936

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time