OPS Laboratory Technician

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

Job Description:

Classification Title:OPS Laboratory Technician
Job Description:

Facilitate therapeutic testing in animal models of human disease

Work with the laboratory team to administer therapeutic treatments to rodent models of striated muscle disease. Assist in mouse colony management and physiological assessments of muscle function and therapeutic efficacy. Perform precise excision of tissues for preparation of histological and biochemical analyses. Learn and utilize existing protocols and develop new protocols to accomplish these tasks, as required for addressing experimental queries.

Laboratory wet-lab procedures

Independently conduct biochemical, molecular, and cellular assays, including extraction of DNA, RNA, and protein from biological samples for genotyping, PCR, qPCR, and Western Blot analysis, performing PCR reactions, Western blotting, and ELISA assays, and isolate and culture cells to be used in experiments.

Histological procedures and image analysis

Perform procedures related to histological analyses of tissue, including cryosectioning, staining, immunofluorescence, microscopy, and image analysis.

Data analysis, reporting, scientific writing, and dissemination

Analyze data and assemble results for scientific publications, grants, and conference presentations; assist in preparing data for scientific manuscripts, abstracts, grants, and other documents; manage accurate and complete laboratory research records and prepares daily written reports of experimental results; assists laboratory research with searches for and review of scientific literature relevant to the research focus of the laboratory. Aid in the development of new research and laboratory protocols.

Expected Salary:

$13 - $17 per hour

Minimum Requirements:


Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Prior lab experience; not required
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
    • Strong attention to detail, ability to follow precise instructions, and good communication are required.
    • Ability to work well in a team based environment
    • Ability to multi-task and self-organize
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.

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

Health Assessment Required:No