Laboratory Technician III

Location
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Posted
Feb 18, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 515807
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:29180300 - MD-NEUROLOGY-MOVEMENT DISORDER

Classification Title:

Laboratory Technician III

Job Description:

This Laboratory Technician III position provides support to Dr. Matthew Farrer in the Department of Neurology and will perform a variety of specialized tasks related to rodent husbandry and experimentation, as well as more routine general laboratory maintenance.

Duties include:

  • Maintain animal colonies, keeping stock of inventory to ensure all genotyping is current. Assist the laboratory to oversee and set up appropriate breeding and crosses, to optimize the team’s experimentation with sufficient ‘n’, and minimal surplus. Oversee and update IACUC protocols for the laboratory. Perform a variety of motor and cognitive behavioral analyses, rodent surgeries, including stereotaxic injection of AAV, cardiac perfusion and subsequent tissue harvesting including brain dissection, punch biopsies and cryostat sectioning.
  • Perform biochemical, molecular and immunological processing, such as PCR amplification, Western blotting and immunohistochemistry with various modes of microscopy, quantification and analyses. Maintain careful laboratory records, and summarize and analyze results using basic statistical packages. The majority of the work is routine tests following established methodologies. The technician may be asked to help train junior staff and students (undergraduates, graduate students and Fellows) in aspects of this work.
  • Maintain a comprehensive database of equipment and supplies in accordance with the laboratory and departmental procedures. Organize and oversee equipment maintenance, ordering of general reagents, subsequent storage, preparation, use and proper disposal of chemicals/biological materials. Responsible for overall general maintenance.

Expected Salary:

$20 - $22 hourly; commensurate education and experience

Minimum Requirements:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills; detail oriented
  • Sound degree of computer literacy
  • Ability to methodically record data and to analyze data using basic statistics
  • Ability to perform a variety of routine tasks and prioritize work
  • Ability to work with animals, experience with behavioral testing and IACUC regulatory requirements
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism

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.

Health Assessment Required:

Yes

Advertised: 16 Feb 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 01 Mar 2021 Eastern Standard Time

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