OPS Laboratory Technician

Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Nov 12, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 515036
Work type: Temp Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:29310202 - MD-BIOLOGY OF AGING

Advertised: 10 Nov 2020 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 24 Nov 2020 Eastern Standard Time

Classification Title:

OPS Laboratory Technician

Job Description:

The Xiao laboratory within the Institute on Aging studies how the interactions between environmental factors and genetic factors affect animal lifespan and healthspan.

To study it, we mainly use the genetic model organism C. elegans because of its short generation period and lifespan and powerful genetic tools. Approaches used in the lab include molecular genetics, lifespan and stress assays, calcium imaging and fluorescence imaging, protein biochemistry, and electrophysiology.

To facilitate the research program in the Xiao lab, we are seeking a full time OPS technician. Lab duties for the qualified OPS technician include preparing worm culture plates, freezing worm strains, preparing buffers and solutions, autoclaving, etc. In addition, the technician will actively participate in research projects under the guidance of the PI and/or postdoctoral fellows.

Expected Salary:

$12-$14 hourly; commensurate education and experience

Minimum Requirements:

High School Diploma

Preferred Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree (or anticipated) in biology or a closely related field (or anticipated) is highly preferred.

Previous biological lab experience is preferred but not required. All necessary lab training will be provided by the Xiao lab.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, your resume and the contact information for a minimum of three professional references.

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

Health Assessment Required:


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