Biological Scientist I

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • May 5, 2022
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Biological Scientist I

Job Description:

The primary responsibility of the Biological Scientist I is to perform laboratory procedures, conducting studies aimed at understanding disease pathogenesis and discovery of novel therapies for for lysosomal storage diseases. This includes characterization of animal models, exploring candidate signaling pathways and disease biomarkers, and validation of candidate compounds from high-throughput screens (by using primary cells from different patients and animal models). Because of the nature of this work, schedule flexibility, ability to work independently, self-motivation and self-reliance are expected. Works under general supervision of Genetic Research faculty. This position is located at the UF Main Campus in Gainesville but funded by UF-COM, Jacksonville.

  • Reviews research procedures and their impact on research goals. Performs scientific experiments for analysis and standardization, including troubleshooting. Maintains laboratory notebook.
  • Evaluates date generated and prepares the statistical analysis.
  • Prepares and presents reports of research methods and findings. Reviews literature pertinent to the research area.
  • Orders consumables for research use. Catalogues a database of research equipment, consumables, animal modes, constructs and cell lines.
  • Assists PI with determining most suitable technology for given experiments.
  • Provides general care/routine maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Orients and trains students and other trainees on laboratory techniques and general lab duties.
Expected Salary:

$16.28 to $19.16 per hour depending on education and experience per hour depending on education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in biology or a closely related life science field.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior experience and working knowledge in the following areas:
  • Fluorescence microscopy (including confocal microscopy), immunohistochemistry, tandem spectroscopy, liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS.
  • Tissue/cell culture techniques.
  • Molecular biology techniques, such as molecular cloning, transfection, DNA and RNA isolation.
  • Protein techniques including enzyme kinetics, subcellular fractionation, immunoprecipitation, immunoblotting, pulse-chase assays.
  • Murine models, including breeding, behavioral assessments, drug administration, and post-mortem dissection, perfusion and histology.
  • Basic knowledge of software packages such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, GraphPad, PubChem, Fiji (Image J), PDB, Volocity and microscope software ZEN.
  • Familiarity with concepts of parametric and non-parametric statistics.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a time-limited position. Time limited positions are based on circumstances, such as funding sources, which control the length of time for which the position is available.

Background Check is Required.

To be considered you must upload your Cover Letter, Resume/CV, and 3 References.

University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville: Visit this link to watch the video.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply.

Health Assessment Required:Yes.