Biological Scientist I

Location
Florida
Posted
Apr 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Classification Title:

Biological Scientist I

Job Description:

Critically review literature and develop new hypotheses in conjunction with the principal investigator. Assist in the design and conduction of molecular, functional experiments involving small and large animals, including whole animal physiology. Responsible for establishing and maintaining primary cell cultures and assessing their electrophysiological properties. Maintain animal colonies, set up and break down breeding pairs. Assist in care of large and small animals. Assist in teaching procedures to students and personnel.

Troubleshoot problems with procedures and updates written procedures as needed.

Perform basic and complex procedures and techniques as outlined in research protocol, assure fidelity to protocols, may propose modifications to protocols and/or assist in the design of experiment protocols. Test and evaluate current procedures. Design portions of experimental plan. Apply new methods/theories. Present results/findings at lab and departmental meetings. Perform DNA, RNA, and protein extractions from biological samples. Perform Western blots and immunofluorescence experiments as required. Perform imaging and microscopy experiments of fixed and live airway tissues. Perform PCR-based assays (end-point PCR, real-time PCR, RT-PCR, gel electrophoresis) with appropriate techniques to avoid cross-contamination and maintain quality control. Perform molecular cloning to generate constructs for expression and gene knockout experiments (involving bacterial culture and clone selection and identification). Perform large and small whole animal experiments and assess airway physiology.

Advertised Salary:

$13.18-$14.47 per hour

Minimum Requirements:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

This is a time-limited position.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 pm (EDT) of the posting end date. 

Health Assessment Required:

Yes.