Medical Scientist I

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jan 21, 2023
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Medical Scientist I

Job Description:

The Department of Medicine, Division of Institute for Therapeutic Innovations is seeking a full time Medical Scientist I. With immediate supervision from the Principal Investigator or their designee, the Medical Scientist I will use technical problem solving skills to perform standardized or repetitive test in the BSL2 and BSL3 microbiology laboratory of the Institute for Therapeutic Innovation in Orlando, FL. This position will be responsible for conducting novel experiments using Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic principles to develop antimicrobial drug regimens that optimize the treatment of infections due to tuberculosis, multidrug-resistant bacteria that cause signification morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients, and other microbes.

The employee will follow all federal, state and local regulations pertaining to assigned laboratory and animal facilities and will be registered with the USDA and US Dept. HHS for access to high consequence biological agents. Work practices will follow strict biosafety and biosecurity protocols. The individual must obtain and maintain all required security and suitability clearances. Offer contingent on a successful pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

Essential Functions;

1. Perform laboratory tests/experiments in the BSL-2 and BSL-3 laboratories following established procedures or protocols without deviations unless approved by laboratory manager or supervisor. Conduct studies using Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and generate standard operating procedures and reports that meet these standards.
2. Perform data analysis and present experimental data clearly and concisely to the project manager and supervisors at any time, including weekly laboratory meetings.
3. Prepare sterile solutions for use in microbial assays. Prepare solutions and reagents following standard laboratory procedures.
4. Prepare, clean, and sterilize glassware and instruments. Solve laboratory equipment and experimentation set up problems.
5. Maintain a detailed notebook clearly describing the studies and results.
6. Assist in design and preparation of all models, both animal and hollow fiber.
7. Monitor inventory levels and count/record orders upon receipt.
8. Assist with literature searches and adapt new methods to meet the experimental needs of the laboratory.
9. Assist with creating graphs for presentation and publication.

Expected Salary:

$17.30 - $18.27 Hourly

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in health sciences, medical engineering, biology or a closely related life science field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Must be able to independently conduct all functions with high quality experimental outputs and limited supervision.

Organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to details is essential.

Experience working with vertebrate animals in a laboratory research setting

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

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This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page for more.

This is a time limited position.

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

Health Assessment Required: Yes