Biological Scientist II

Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Apr 30, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 516504
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:28050000 - VM-PHY SCI

Classification Title:

Biological Scientist II

Job Description:

  • Perform large and small whole animal experiments, including delivery of drugs and agents and assessment of airway physiology and airway histology.

  • Assist in maintaining lab supplies and ordering. Assist in overseeing undergraduates and other members of the lab. Assist in teaching procedures to students and personnel. Facilitate daily operations, including lab safety, hazardous waste removal, EH&S regulations, and IACUC regulations.

  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining primary cell. Assist in care of large and small animals.

  • Test and evaluate current procedures. Design portions of experimental plan. Apply new methods/theories. Troubleshoot problems with procedures and updates written procedures as needed.

  • Perform DNA, RNA, and protein extractions from biological samples.

  • Perform Western blots and immunofluorescence experiments as required.

  • Performing imaging and microscopy experiments of fixed and live airway tissues.

  • Perform PCR-based assays (end-point PCR, real-time PCR, RT-PCR, gel electrophoresis) with appropriate techniques to avoid cross-contamination and maintain quality control.

Expected Salary:


Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in biology or a closely related field and three years of relevant experience; or a Master's 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:

Master’s degree in biology or a closely related life science field and one year of experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

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: 28 Apr 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 12 May 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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