OPS Laboratory Research Technician

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jul 19, 2022
Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

Classification Title: OPS
Job Description:

Under the supervision and guidance of the Principal Investigator, the incumbent will perform the following functions: assist with animal care, husbandry and surgery, perform in vivo and in vitro imaging, execute in vitro biological and physicochemical assays, and contribute to safety of laboratory environment.

- Performs laboratory techniques procedures required for experimental studies including planning, organizing, performing and monitoring daily project protocols.

- Collects, prepares and maintains required research documentation, including informed consent records, case records, clinical notes and medical reports.

- Reports and assists with the management of protocol deviations, adverse events and other project-related issues, which could include assisting with establishing and scheduling of various procedures.

- Prepares reagents, purifies chemicals using chromatography, distillation, etc., identifies, separates and quantifies various substances.

- Accumulates data from analyses, prepares charts, graphs, statistical tables for presentation to Research Supervisor for final analysis and preparation for publication, grant proposals and applications for research funds.

-Responsible for the assistance in general maintenance and upkeep of the lab. Contributes in generating, maintaining and ensuring compliance of safety SOPs in lab.

- Assists in ordering and purchasing supplies as directed from the supervisors.

- Gathers information on new equipment necessary in the lab and recommends purchases.

- Other duties as assigned.

Expected to work 40 hours per week.

Complexity of Work: Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a high-pace environment and take appropriate action.

Physical Requirements:

  • Visual acuity. The ability to distinguish colors.
  • Manual dexterity to handle specimens and repair equipment.
  • May be required to stand for long periods of time.
  • Light lifting may be required.
  • May be exposed to hazardous chemicals, bio-hazards, radioactive materials, etc.
Personal Protective Equipment: Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
Expected Salary:

$20 per hour

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum one year of experience in animal handling and surgery preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

Undergraduate degree in biology, biochemistry, chemical biology, biomedical engineering or related field preferred.

Knowledge of basic laboratory procedures, techniques, methods and analysis sufficient to perform a variety of research protocols; basic knowledge of quantitative and statistical methods normally attained through completion of a Bachelor's Degree in a biological science major or a related field of study for Technician level. Or Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related field and knowledge of laboratory maintenance and equipment, or Master's degree in biological sciences or related field.

Work Experience: A minimal amount of applicable experience may be considered to offset up to one year of the college degree requirements for Technician level (after selection and placement into this position, up to six months of on-the-job training required to become familiar with laboratory techniques, procedures and research protocols).

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please send CV and statement of interest directly to Dr. Lewis [email protected]

Applications must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:No