Biological Scientist II

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • May 25, 2023
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Biological Scientist II

Job Description:

The Biological Scientist II will work on a variety of research projects and contribute to the development of new knowledge in the field. The primary responsibilities and percentage of time allocated to each function are as follows:

Collaborating with the Project Leader:

  • Develop and implement research projects focusing on peptide-based vaccines, nanomaterials, dendritic cells, machine learning techniques in clinical pathology, and immune responses in exotic animal species.
  • Maintain comprehensive data records and assist in preparing written summaries of methods for reports and manuscripts, including generating graphics and statistical displays.
  • Train graduate students and part-time workers in standardized research techniques and analytical procedures.

Conducting Laboratory Tests and Analysis:

  • Perform routine molecular biology laboratory tests, such as DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, real-time PCR, gel electrophoresis, cell cultivation, ELISA, flow cytometry, etc.
  • Interpret findings collaboratively with the Principal Investigator (PI), contextualizing them within the realms of veterinary immunology and oncology research.

Laboratory Management and Administrative Duties:

  • Manage laboratory supplies and equipment procurement to ensure availability.
  • Schedule and perform basic research equipment maintenance.
  • Monitor project account expenditures and generate invoices for lab services.
  • Carry out additional administrative tasks as required.
Expected Salary:

$45,600 - $51,550

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in biology or a closely related field and three years of relevant experience; or a Master’s degree in biology or a closely related field and one year of relevant experience; Doctoral degree in biology or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as well as the ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • A moderate level of creativity and motivation is highly desired, along with the capacity to collaborate effectively with students, faculty, and staff at UF.
  • Additional qualifications that would be advantageous beyond those described in the position description, include knowledge of bioinformatics, experience with flow cytometry, and cell culture techniques, as well as some publication record.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

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

Health Assessment Required: Yes