Biological Scientist III - Pediatrics Neonatology

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jan 19, 2023
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Biological Scientist III

Job Description:

The Biological Scientist will independently perform a variety of routine and specialized laboratory tests, experimental procedures, and data analysis related to the research. The employee will be responsible for general laboratory management.

Experimental procedures (Molecular Biology)

According to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules, performs a variety of routine and specialized laboratory tests and procedures (in particular gPCR, immunofluorescence), utilizing standard laboratory equipment, recording, and checking results for completeness and accuracy. Suggest and develop alternative procedures to crosscheck own findings. Plan specific research procedures. Develop and troubleshoot new techniques, which have been written up in research literature, that are applicable to current or planned research projects.

Animal handling

Rodent colony management, animal husbandry including breeding and maintenance of multiple transgenic mice, basic surgical procedures. Neonatal/adult mouse intraperitoneal injections, intracardiac puncture, plasma isolation, tissue harvesting.

Data management and publications (data/histology analysis)

Maintains records of results and methodologies; Histology Analysis: Tissue embedding (paraffin and frozen), sectioning, common histological stains, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, general microscopy, image documentation and image analysis.

General laboratory management (ordering, equipment maintenance, records)

Maintains, monitors and operates equipment, lab area, and supplies in a neat professional manner; Sterilize and clean glassware, disposing of specimens, media, and other materials using appropriate procedures; inventory supplies. Direct, coordinate, organize, or prioritize biological laboratory activities.

Supervise and train personnel, as well as graduate and under graduate students to assist and perform many of the routines described above. Attend courses in safety procedures for handling, storage, and disposal of bio-hazardous, flammable, corrosive, and toxic materials. Carry out all laboratory activities in compliance with applicable regulations and protocols. Other laboratory duties as assigned.

Expected Salary:

$52,500 - $60,000 annually; commensurate within this range based on qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in biology or a closely related field and seven years of relevant experience; or a Master's degree in biology or a closely related field and five years of relevant experience; Doctoral degree in biology or a closely related field and two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least 5-10 years of experience working as a research assistant or equivalent; and at least 2 years working with neonatal mice General Laboratory Skills: Laboratory maintenance/equipment maintenance, working knowledge of commonly used laboratory software, reagent preparation and equipment stocking.
  • Must be knowledgeable in laboratory procedures and must be meticulous in recording, tracking, and reporting of data collected.
  • Must be able to work well with individuals at many levels including students, post docs, faculty, and technicians.
  • Able to coordinate multiple tasks in a laboratory setting, teach laboratory techniques to others, exchange information on factual matters following appropriate procedures.
  • Experience in animal handling, molecular biology and/or ELISA
Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered for this position, please upload your cover letter or letter of interest, resume, and a list of professional references.

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.

Normal work hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; 40 hours/week. Nights and weekends as needed for lengthy experiments/on-going research needs.

This is a time-limited position.

This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

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

Health Assessment Required: Yes