Biological Scientist I

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Nov 17, 2023
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Biological Scientist I

Job Description:

Recombinant Protein Expression and Purification: 

  • Carry out recombinant protein expression and purification protocols that align with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Techniques include cell culture and transfection, bacterial culture and transformation, bioreactor operation, media preparation, Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography.
  • Modify existing and develop new GMP-like protocols.
  • Participate in biological research programs for academic collaborators, government, research firms, medical industries, or manufacturing firms.
  • Perform scientific experiments for analysis and standardization.
  • Analyze datasets for research purposes; evaluate data by performing appropriate mathematical or statistical calculations and analyses.
  • Provides input for technical reports, research papers, scholarly articles, abstracts, or recommendations.
  • Consult with researchers and other professionals to conduct appropriate analyses, analyze problems, determine strategies, or recommend solutions.

Lab Stocking, Maintenance and Record Keeping: 

  • Ordering and stocking lab supplies
  • Maintain log of reagent stocks and chemical inventory
  • Provide routine maintenance on laboratory equipment; verify that equipment and instrumentation are maintained in working condition and certified to ensure accuracy and quality of experimental results.
  • Assist in evaluating new supplies, technologies, and equipment to ensure operability in specific laboratory settings for enhancing or complementing research.
  • Maintain Good Lab Practices (GLP) by keeping records of research methods, protocols, and results; prepare and maintain research findings, summaries, logs, and notes.
  • Assist in testing new and updated tools and software.

Lab Coordination:

  • Assist in developing GLP/GMP like protocols for protein manufacture and qualification.
  • Assist in managing laboratory teams and/or monitor the quality of a team’s work; assist in supervising or directing the work of other scientists, technicians, and other workers and evaluating the accuracy of their results; assist in teaching or advising undergraduate or graduate students or supervising their research
  • Assist with instructing undergraduate, graduate, and medical students in methods or procedures
  • Assist with maintain laboratory safety programs and training personnel in laboratory safety techniques
  • Modify laboratory equipment needed for special research projects

Other Duties

  • As assigned
Expected Salary:

$18.50 - $20.00 per hour; commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in biology or a closely related life science field.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in biomedical engineering, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a closely related field.
  • Experience working in GMP/GLP Facilities
  • Expression and Purification of recombinant proteins. (Desired skills include experience with bacterial culturing, operation of a bioreactor, cell culture, FPLC and/or table-top chromatography, aseptic technique).
  • Lab organization, including organizing/sanitizing materials and equipment and ordering.
  • Teamwork skills include working in highly collaborative environments as well as mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

In order to be considered for this position, you must upload a cover letter and resume with application.

This is a time-limited position.

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 specific information.

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

Health Assessment Required: Yes