Laboratory Technician I

Location
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Posted
Jan 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 515464
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:29050900 - MD-PULMONARY MEDICINE

Advertised: 11 Jan 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 19 Jan 2021 Eastern Standard Time

Classification Title:

Laboratory Technician I

Job Description:

The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine is seeking highly motivated applicants for a Laboratory Technician I position within the laboratory of Dr. Christine Lin. This position will work closely with other members of the research team including scientists, clinicians, and students investigating alterations in the immune system associated with chronic allograft dysfunction in solid organ transplantation. The duties will include but not limited to :

-Laboratory Technician Duties. Responsibilities include sample preparation and execution of biological assays (PCR, ELISAs, flow cytometry, cell / tissue culture). After successful completion of an assay, the candidate may be required to train others in the laboratory to perform these same assays or otherwise aid other individuals in the lab. Candidates will have some familiarity with general biological principles, but specific knowledge of the relevant assays is not required to apply. Candidates should also be able to analyze data and help prepare scientific manuscripts and presentations. Maintenance of a complete laboratory notebook is required.

-Animal Husbandry. Help maintain genetically-modified mouse breeding colonies, including post-operative animal assessment, animal treatments (injections), and record keeping of colony numbers / size. Assist with animal protocol revision and compliance with animal care and use guidelines.

-Administrative / Clerical Support Duties. Responsibilities include ordering merchandise, bookkeeping, and coordinating national and international shipping efforts. The candidate will also ensure that the lab is in compliance with University of Florida laboratory standards. This will encompass the development of standard operating procedures for the handling of chemicals; chemical waste disposal; the ordering of safety equipment and supplies; the development and maintenance of protocols for animal models; and handling of biological waste.

-Collaborative Science. Attend weekly lab meetings. Liaison with visiting professors/researchers and develop excellent communications with collaborators.

Expected Salary:

$15 - $16.18 /hour

Minimum Requirements:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred applicant will have a degree in biology or a related field and 2+ years of experience in a laboratory environment. Immunology coursework and / or experience is a plus.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Upload CV for consideration for this position.

This is a time-limited position.

If you are claiming veteran's preference, please upload a copy of your DD-214, along with any other appropriate documentation to support your claim, with your application for consideration.

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

Health Assessment Required:

Yes

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