Biological Scientist III

Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Jan 10, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 515457
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants

Classification Title:

Biological Scientist III

Job Description:

The Biological Scientist III herein described assists researchers in a newly developing laboratory studying the physiological, circuitry, and behavioral changes underlying the motor and non-motor symptoms of movement disorders and to leverage these discoveries into new therapeutic strategies.

[30%] - Mouse survival surgeries- Injection of viral vectors and Pre-formed fibrils.
Plan, design, modify and/or alter experiments on advanced research projects primarily involving injection of viruses (AAVs) or pre-formed fibrils into different brain regions of mice.

[30%] – Biochemical Analysis
Isolate brains or tissues for immunohistochemical, neurochemistry, or biochemical analyses. These include but are not limited to brain perfusions, sectioning of brain, antibody labeling/IHC, RNAscope or PCR. Basic confocal microscopy for capturing images of labeled sections.

[20%] – Behavior analyses
Perform research experiments investigating the effects of various genetic or pharmacological manipulations on the behavior of mice.

[10%] – Research Project Coordination

Serves as a liaison between PI/Director, lab staff and collaborators within as well as external to UF. Responsible for the complete understanding and compliance with all required laboratory regulations such EH&S, IACUC, UF, State and Federal guidelines. Maintains accurate records and legal documentation required by institutional policies such as biological, chemical and radiation safety policies. Manage ordering process to ensure efficient and cost-effective use of grant funding; maintain lab supply inventory to ensure efficient and cost-effective use f grant funding; maintain lab supply inventory to ensure supplies are available for scheduled research projects; researched and evaluates new products, compares and negotiated vendor prices. Works on independent project and modifies experimental protocols based on particular needs.

[5%] - Scientific Writing and Dissemination
Analyze data and assemble results for scientific publications, grants and conference presentations; assist in preparing data for scientific manuscripts, abstracts, grants and other documents; manage accurate and complete laboratory research records and prepares daily written reports of experimental results; assists laboratory research with searches for and review of scientific literature relevant to the research focus of the laboratory. Aids in the development of new research and laboratory protocols. Manages SOPs in the lab and uploads them to Gator LATCH. She writes relevant SOPs herself while PI cross-checked that they are uploaded.

5% other duties as assigned

Expected Salary:

$37,000 - $49,000

Minimum Requirements:

Doctoral degree in biology or a closely related field and two years of relevant experience; or Master’s degree in biology or a closely related field and one year of relevant experience or Bachelor’s degree in biology or a closely related field and three years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior Laboratory experience: knowledge of basic neuroscience
Good interpersonal skills and organizational skills.
Capacity to follow written procedures
Ability to complete reports using English
Ability to work with a large amount of distractions

Special Instructions to Applicants:

"In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, resume and 3 references."

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

Health Assessment Required:


Advertised: 08 Jan 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 21 Feb 2021 Eastern Standard Time

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