Laboratory Technician II - Animal Husbandry

Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Nov 18, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 515107
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Veteran's Preference Eligible
Department:29020100 - MD-NEUROSCIENCE-GENERAL

Advertised: 17 Nov 2020 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 30 Nov 2020 Eastern Standard Time

Classification Title:

Laboratory Technician II

Job Description:

The Department of Neuroscience is seeking candidates with expertise in managing and maintaining animal husbandry for rodent work to support Dr. Benoit Giasson in the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease (CTRND). This Laboratory Technician II position will include animal genotyping, harvesting tissue, and behavior assays.

Specific responsibilities to include:

  • Organize and maintain several transgenic mouse lines, which includes establishing breeding colonies, careful inventory, administering special feed when necessary, ensure optimal animal health, and keep close observation of peculiar behaviors and phenotypes that may arise from drug treatments.

  • Expected to work with other members of the lab to assist them with treatments before and after procedures, post-surgical care, and accurate identification of each mice, which could be essential for double blinding mouse cohorts in a study.

  • Perform animal genotyping, harvesting tissues, behavior assays, generating primary neurons, drug delivery (via oral gavage, intraperitoneal injections, among others), intracranial surgeries, P0 injections, and processes as assigned.

  • Maintenance of laboratory equipment, reagent preparation, proper disposal of chemicals/ biological material, cleaning glassware, overall general maintenance, and other duties as assigned.

  • Assist with lab training for graduate students and explain new procedures as needed.

Expected Salary:

$15 to $18 per hour

Minimum Requirements:

Associate's degree in an appropriate area and two years of related experience; or a high school diploma or equivalent and four years of related experience. Appropriate college course work or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

4 years’ experience working with animals, preferably rodents.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

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 is a time-limited position.

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

Health Assessment Required:


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