Biological Scientist I

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Oct 5, 2021
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Biological Scientist I

Responsible for performing in vitro and in vivo experiments using molecular, biochemical and cellular assays in cell culture systems and animal models. Define goals for research projects and experiments in conjunction with PI and other research staff.

Implement and monitor ordering procedures to ensure that the expense is justified, monitor spending, research and evaluate new products, direct the maintenance program for laboratory equipment.

Manage mouse colony database, including genotyping, and record experiments. Analyze tissues from rodents by Western blotting techniques, and prepare retinas for microscopic examination, including dissecting, sectioning and immunostaining.

Operate diagnostic laboratory equipment, including (but not limited to) electroretinogram (ERG), digital fundus camera, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and Optomotry behavior equipment, microscopy, Luminex MAGPIX, and real-time PCR. Collecting and transforming data obtained from the equipment listed above for research staff, including familiarizing oneself with the computer based data acquisition software for each apparatus.

Participate in laboratory safety program to ensure compliance with federal regulations and internal regulatory bodies such as IACUC and EH&S. Ensure that scientific materials/instruments are categorized, stored and disposed of properly.

Expected Salary:

$16.18 - $21.02

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelors degree in biology or a closely related life science field.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate should have experience in protein biochemistry assays, maintaining cell lines, production of lentiviral vectors, performing plasmid transfections/viral infections, immunohistochemistry, multiplex ELISA using Luminex MAGPIX equipment, real time-PCR and genotyping. Possess the ability to work efficiently as part of a productive team and have a strong work ethic. Preference will be given to applicants that have demonstrated the ability to work as part of a collaborative team and have a strong interest in translational research. Good communication skills are essential. Experience characterizing retinal function and structure in rodent models (ERG, OCT, fundoscopy, behavior testing), gene therapy and/or virology are preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

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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 specific information.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply.

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