OPS Research Technician

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • May 31, 2024
Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

Classification Title:

OPS Research Technician

Job Description:

A RESEARCH TECHNICIAN POSITION in protein chemistry and invertebrate biology is available in the laboratories of Profs. Mark Martindale and Sandra Loesgen at the University of Florida’s Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, located in St. Augustine Florida.

The technician will be part of the NSF funded, multidisciplinary project “Functional genomic dissection of biomineralization at multiple scales using a new marine modelat the Whitney Lab.

The goal is to use the starlet sea anemone Nematostella as ‘living test tubes’ to experimentally explore marine biomineralization processes via manipulating gene expression. Specific focus is on the expression and characterization of proteins involved on biomineralization.

Responsibilities will include: Nematostella (sea anemone) animal husbandry, genetic manipulation of eggs, microscopy, protein expression in E. coli and Nematostella, protein analysis via SDS pages, proteomics mass spectrometry, etc.

Full time (40h week) employment is preferred, but part time may be an option. The work schedule is flexible and will be determined based on the candidate’s preferences. The Whitney Laboratory is committed to an inclusive and supportive environment, join the team!

Expected Salary:

The position is temporary with funds available for 12 months, and compensation starting at $17/hr ($32,640 annually).

Minimum Requirements:

A BS or MS in chemistry or biology or related disciplines with some laboratory experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Additional experience in protein chemistry or invertebrate or biology is a plus.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested individuals should send a CV or resumé, and the names and contact information for 2-3 references by email to Federica Scucchia (fscucchia@whitney.ufl.edu).

Health Assessment Required: No