OPS Laboratory Research Technician

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

Job no: 515671
Work type: Temp Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:16900100 - LS-BIOLOGY -GENERAL

Classification Title:

Research Technician

Job Description:

The Environmental Microbial Ecology Lab at the University of Florida headed by Dr. Bryndan Durham is currently recruiting a Laboratory Research Technician. The start date is flexible, but ideally the successful candidate would begin between April and June 2021. Research in the Durham Lab (https://www.durham-lab.com) focuses on the molecular ecology and chemistry of environmental microbes. Current projects include exploration of metabolite exchange in marine phytoplankton-bacterial interactions and terrestrial moss-cyanobacterial interactions. The technician will be primarily responsible for processing and analyzing microbial and plant samples using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS)-metabolomics techniques. In particular, the technician will analyze samples using high-resolution LC-MS system(s) located in the UF’s Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research (www.biotech.ufl.edu) mass spectrometry core facility. Other responsibilities may include microbial cell culture, administration of the lab (e.g., lab safety, chemical inventory, ordering supplies), and LC-MS data analysis. This is a one-year term Research Technician position with the potential for renewal. Candidates who seek part-time or full-time work will be considered, with a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week.

Expected Salary:

$15.00 - $16.75 per hour, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Fundamental requirements and qualifications include the following:
• A Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related field
• Demonstrated knowledge of chromatography and/or mass spectrometry methods
• Strong work ethic and independence
• Excellent communication and teamwork skills
• Excellent English writing and speaking ability
• Ability to manage multiple projects
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications:

• A Master’s degree or work experience in environmental or analytical chemistry or related field
• Demonstrated scientific writing skills (preferably through publication record)
• Programming experience (R, Python)

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Prospective candidates should send a 1-2 page cover letter describing their background and interests, a CV, and contact information for three references (references will be contacted after initial review of applications) to Dr. Durham ([email protected]). Review of applications will begin in March 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

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

Health Assessment Required:

No

Advertised: 12 Feb 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 03 Mar 2021 Eastern Standard Time

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