Biological Scientist IV

 
  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Aug 6, 2022
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Biological Scientist IV

Job Description:

This position is responsible for the overall daily management, operation and function of a laboratory in the Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine in the University of Florida Diabetes Institute (UFDI), assuring compliance with hospital, University, State and Federal regulations, a safe work environment, and oversight of laboratory activities for quality assurance and improvement. The primary responsibilities involve extensive tissue mapping of immune system organs. This involves histology, immunohistochemistry, and immunofluorescence assays as well as genetic sequencing of several tissue types. Analysis and integration of acquired data/metadata is required. The position will operate at a high level of independence and will report to the PI directly and collaborate with PI in formulating experimental design, regulatory protocols and new grant applications. This position will interface, at a managerial level, with external groups also performing tissue mapping and organ donor studies, contributing to data collection and analysis pipelines.

Duties to Include:

40%:

  • Oversee the daily operations of the laboratory as a laboratory manager, assuring that all of the technical and professional staff are in full compliance with regulations (IRB, EH&S, etc).
  • Work with the Principal Investigator(s) on a daily basis to assure the quality and integrity of the data generated in the laboratory, and to assure that deadlines are met. Collaborate with PI in formulating experimental design, IRB protocols and new grant applications.
  • Maintenance of meticulous metadata records for human organ donors in regulatory compliance.

30%

  • Acquiring tissue mapping data under standard operating protocols.
  • Histology, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence microscopy.
  • Development of protocols to map tissues.
  • Perform single-cell sequencing, gene expression, and genotyping experiments and analysis

20%:

  • Work with outside collaborators at other institutions as part of consortium groups studying organ donor tissues for immunology and type 1 diabetes specific projects.
  • Organizing, oversee, and coordinate data uploads to NIH centers and other collaborative programs.
  • Quality control and assurance on all laboratory processes.

10%:

  • Participate in preparation of reports, manuscripts, and grant applications
  • Presentation at laboratory and institutional meetings.
  • Presents data and abstracts at local and national meetings.
Expected Salary:

Salary range is between $70,000 - $80,000

Minimum Requirements:

Doctoral degree in biology or a closely related field and eight years of relevant experience; or a master’s degree in biology or a closely related field and eleven years of relevant experience; or a bachelor’s degree in biology or a closely related field and thirteen years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in tissue mapping of immune system organs involving histology, immunohistochemistry, and immunofluorescence assays as well as genetic sequencing of several tissue types. Analysis and integration of acquired data/metadata is required.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

This is a time limited position.

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

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

Health Assessment Required:Yes