OPS Lab Technician – Hanafy Lab

Boca Raton
Oct 17, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job location: Boca Raton

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-15
Req: REQ09356
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Position Summary:

The College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.

The College of Medicine is seeking several OPS Lab Technicians, Boca Raton, FL.

The OPS Lab Technicians are needed for a research laboratory that focuses on neuroinflammation in stroke and will perform all tasks under the supervision of the principal investigator.

Summary of Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with behavioral experiments on mice and rats pertaining to stroke and TBI recovery.
  • Conducting in vivo experiments in mice and rats on stroke and TBI.
  • Applying standard cell culture, pharmacology, molecular biology, immunohistochemical and behavioral techniques to the study opiates and other drugs including genotyping, tissue collection, histology, immunohistochemistry, microscopy/confocal imaging, basic molecular biology techniques (qPCR, DNA purification, gel electrophoresis and Western blotting).
  • Generating, analyzing and preparing data for lab meetings and publications.
  • Assisting with the training of students, research assistants, interns, and volunteers.
  • Performing other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science or related field from an accredited institution and two years laboratory and animal handling experience required.

Experience with and ability to use a variety of computer/statistics/graphic applications (MS Word,
Excel, Photoshop, Prism) preferred.

Excellent communication and record keeping skills as well as the ability to work independently preferred.

Excellent interpersonal skills when working with other lab members, including students required.


$720 per week

College or Department:

College of Medicine


Boca Raton

Work Days and Hours:

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Occasional weekends to perform experiments.

Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

Temporary positions are not established positions and are paid from OPS funds. Temporary positions are usually not eligible for benefits and retirement; however, they may be eligible for health insurance coverage depending on the average hours worked per week. They provide full-time or part-time employment in an exempt or non-exempt employment situation based on job duties and salary in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Temporary positions do not have layoff rights and may be terminated without prior notice. Applicants hired into Temporary positions may apply for a regular appointment should a vacancy become available.

Successful completion of a background check, which may include a motor vehicle check, credit check, fingerprinting or additional screening, is required for the selected candidate prior to the start date.

A resume is required for this position. Make sure to attach these required documents in the Attachments section of the application. Any missing required documents may result in disqualification.

This position is funded with recurring grant funds with an expiration date on June 30, 2021. Renewal of funding is anticipated; however, not guaranteed.

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