Technical Assoc II (S)

University Of Rochester Rochester , NY 14618

Posted 2 weeks ago


Part Time 20 hours Grade 052 Med M&D-Aab CardiovascResInst


Position Summary:

Under general direction and exercising independent technical judgment, incumbent will perform a range of duties related to histology, including fixation, embedding, sectioning and processing of tissue sections for such downstream applications as morphometry, and immunohistochemistry. Position requires excellent inter-personal skills and ability to assist post-doctoral fellows and graduate students in the handling and interpretation of histology-related work. In addition, incumbent will use complex research equipment relating to analyses of embryos and adult tissues and perform multiple tasks daily. Preference will be given to individuals with demonstrable experience in tissue processing and sectioning, immunostaining, antigen retrieval, and supervisory skills.


  • Incumbent will perform paraffin or frozen sectioning to fix on slides for H&E staining and distribution to users of core.

  • Incumbent will embed tissues in was (for paraffin sections) or OCT compound (for frozen sections)

  • Incumbent will assist faculty, post-docs, technicians, and students in the preparation of tissue specimens for histopathology and follow up on questions faculty/staff may have regarding ways to improve results. To facilitate the latter, incumbent will keep abreast of current developments in histopathology through the available literature and attendance to regional and national meetings.

  • Incumbent will offer training to post-doctoral fellows and graduate students in all aspects of histology including microtomy and immunohistochemical staining.

  • Incumbent will, on a continuous basis, undertake inventory and ordering of supplies for the HistoCore and maintain a clean environment.

  • Incumbent will organize all work orders related to HistoCore keeping careful records of all projects.

  • Incumbent will process incoming tissues for embedding

  • Cross-coverage for existing support personnel and other responsibilities, as assigned


BS degree with major course work in the field of assignment, and 2 years related experience in field of assignment. A year or more of post-baccalaureate academic work in field of assignment or a related field is desirable; or an equivalent combination of experience, training and education.

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All applicants must apply online.

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