Biological Scientist II

Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Jan 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 515558
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:28100000 - VM-INFECT DISEASE & IMMUNOLOGY

Classification Title:

Biological Scientist II

Job Description:

  • Perform diagnostic work in aquatic animal virology, microbiology, mycology and parasitology. This position requires an basic knowledge of aquatic animal pathogens, including but not limited to identification and susceptibility testing of aquatic animal viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi.
  • Responsible for training undergraduates in the proper methods of specimen collection for virology, microbiology, mycology, and parasitology.
  • Prepares written reports as needed. Acts as first contact for the research group - answering queries and providing guidance.
  • Responsible for accurately entering diagnostic results.
  • Tracks supply use by project and maintains functional accounting systems and an adequate inventory and level of supplies and reagents to perform laboratory research. Prepares reagents for studies and analysis, maintains laboratory equipment and reports facility issues to appropriate individual.

Expected Salary:

$35,568 - $40,000 annually

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelors degree in biology or a closely related field and three years of relevant experience; or a Masters degree in biology or a closely related field and one year of relevant experience; Doctoral degree in biology or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of laboratory safety, aseptic technique, proper use of an automated pipette, proper use of microscope.
  • Effective communication (written and verbal) and excellent people skills.
  • Must be able to work well in groups.
  • Proficient in use of next generation sequencing technologies and microscopes (including light, dark-field and fluorescent).
  • Proficient in sample preparation and standard staining techniques.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

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

This is a time-limited position.

Health Assessment Required:


Advertised: 19 Feb 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 05 Mar 2021 Eastern Standard Time

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