Biological Scientist I

Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Jan 22, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 515566
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Research/Scientific/Grants, Veteran's Preference Eligible

Advertised: 20 Jan 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 27 Jan 2021 Eastern Standard Time

Classification Title:

Biological Scientist I

Job Description:


Follow established methods to study the mechanisms of biological processes; follow established guidelines for procedures; performs laboratory experiments in accordance with established methods and procedures: This may include:

Cultivate, breed, and grow specimens for study and observation or for use in experiments

Isolate and maintain cultures of bacteria or plant tissue for study in prescribed or developed media, controlling moisture, aeration, temperature, and nutrition

Perform scientific experiments for analysis and standardization. This may include:

Conduct experimental studies with plants in greenhouse or natural surroundings

Participate in the development and evaluation of breeding populations


Provide coordination for expanded laboratory facility, which includes maintaining chemical documentation where required, supervising laboratory safety, coordinating and ordering supplies and equipment, ensuring proper maintenance and repair of laboratory/growth room/greenhouse/field facilities and equipment. Will be responsible for preparation, storage, and cataloging of DNA and bacterial strains and plant materials.

Participate in laboratory safety programs

Provide routine maintenance on laboratory equipment; verify that equipment and instrumentation are maintained in working condition to ensure accuracy and quality of experimental results

Provide input for evaluating new supplies, technologies, and equipment to ensure operability in specific laboratory settings for enhancing or complementing research

Maintain accurate laboratory records that record research methods, procedures, and results; prepare and maintain research findings, summaries, logs, and notes

Maintain computer databases; use publicly accessible, commercial, or proprietary databases


Serve as a technology/procedure resource for graduate students.

Select, install and maintain hardware and software. Troubleshoot problems with laboratory computers and peripherals.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in biology or a closely related life science field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prefer incumbent to possess a BS in Biological Sciences.

Knowledge of the terminology, principles and techniques used in biological research

Knowledge of and experience with the procedures, techniques and equipment used in tissue culture and molecular biology testing and analysis. Knowledge of the methods of data collection.

Skill in the use and maintenance of scientific lab equipment.

Ability to collect, record and analyze scientific data relating to the biological sciences.

Ability to maintain all areas under supervision in a safe and orderly condition.

Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

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

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.

Health Assessment Required:


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