Positions Available

If you are interested in working at the Center for Visual Science, please see the list of open positions below. You must contact the person(s) you are interested in working with directly.


Lab Manager/Research Assistant, Telias Lab

Updated 06/07/2022

The Telias Lab at the University of Rochester Medical Center is seeking to recruit a motivated Lab Manager to administer, organize and conduct research in the lab. The successful candidate is a career-oriented researcher / lab specialist with goals for long-term employment. He/she will be mature, responsible, focused and dedicated.

Minimal qualifications:

  • B.Sc. or equivalent with at least 3 years of lab management / hands-on research experience or:
  • M.Sc. / Ph.D. degree in life sciences / medical sciences.

Desired extended qualifications:

  • Experience in research using mice and/or rats: colony management, injections, surgery.
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture: immortalized cell lines, stem cells, primary cultures.
  • Working knowledge in Molecular Biology and Cloning.
  • Advanced computer skills, including managing datasets and digital records.
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills.

The Lab Manager & Research Assistant will perform the following duties:

  • Managing orders; administering budgets; creating and modifying protocols and standard procedures; implementing and enforcing regulatory requirements and safety procedures (33%).
  • Maintaining and managing rodent colonies and cell cultures (33%).
  • Performing research activities and assisting graduate students and postdoctoral fellows as needed, including training and supervision when needed (33%).

Contact Dr. Michael Telias ( ) to apply.

Technical Associate, McGregor Lab

Updated 04/22/2022

Dr. Juliette McGregor welcomes applications for a Technical Associate position to provide animal support for National Eye Institute funded research into vision restoration therapies for the blind. The successful candidate will work closely with staff, faculty and trainees in the Flaum Eye Institute and will be an integral and valued part of the research team. Applicants should be responsible team players who are committed to creating a positive and supportive work environment for all and who would be excited by an opportunity to advance regenerative therapies toward the clinic.

Responsibilities include:

  • Performing animal anaesthesia during ophthalmic imaging
  • Monitoring animal condition, administering medications and liaising with Department of Comparative Medicine veterinary staff
  • Preparing for and assisting the surgical team with sub-retinal surgery
  • Assisting with modifications to and compliance with animal protocols
  • Maintaining inventories and ensuring lab safety compliance
  • Participation in lab meetings as required
  • Excellent record keeping and attention to detail

The successful candidate will be trained into the position by experienced staff and will have access to professional development opportunities tailored to the interests of the applicant.

Situated in western New York close to Lake Ontario, Niagara Falls and the Finger Lakes, the University of Rochester offers a competitive salary and staff benefits and an affordable cost of living.

For informal inquiries about the role please contact and to apply please send your resume, a brief statement describing your experience and interest in the position with the contact details of 2 referees to

Half-time Electrical Engineer, Center for Visual Science

Added 04/18/2022

The Center for Visual Science (CVS) is seeking a half time electrical engineer to service the visual science engineering needs of the CVS research community.

Key Responsibilities and Requirements:

  • Work with Principle Investigators (PIs) to define, review, and consult on projects
  • Design, assembly, and troubleshooting of electronic circuits
  • Electronic CAD schematic capture and layout for documentation and PCB production
  • Component level circuit design
  • Position will work closely/complementarily with, and report to the current shop manager

Required Skills:

  • Well versed in engineering fundamentals
  • Solid foundation in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering knowledge a plus
  • Working knowledge of materials science, a plus
  • Working knowledge of 3D printing and 3D CAD (preferably Solidworks) – preferred
  • Proficient in EAGLE CAD or similar software
  • Proficient in use and programming of microcontrollers (Arduino)
  • Proficient in hand fabrication of electronic circuits and systems
  • Must be able to work autonomously
  • Strong project planning skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products

Interested applicants should send CV and names/contact information of three references to .

The University of Rochester has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.