Laboratory Technician I

Location
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Posted
Jun 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 513460
Work type: Temp Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:60080000 - AG-AGRONOMY

Classification Title:

Laboratory Technician I

Job Description:

- In conjunction with principal investigator, postdoctoral research associate or biological scientist III, design tissue culture and plant molecular biology experiments that are required to meet the objectives. Studies will include laboratory projects aimed at the genetic improvement of grasses through tissue culture, genetic transformation and genome editing.

- Monitor and purchase lab supplies and process receipts.

- Independently carry out well-designed experiments using plant tissue culture, biolistic gene transfer and molecular biology techniques.

- Collect, analyze, and prepare data for the purpose of laboratory reports, presentation of posters or papers at the appropriate scientific meetings, publication of abstracts and manuscripts and to aid in the design of future experiments.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Requirements:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

At least one year experience with plant tissue culture techniques, including donor plant management, excision of meristematic explants under aseptic conditions, induction of embryogenesis from totipotent cells, selection of embryogenic cells, regeneration of embryogenic tissues to plants, molecular analysis of transgenic plants including PCR, ELISA, immune-chromatography, establishment of transgenic plants in soil. Ability to trouble-shoot experimental problems and work independently and in a team is important. Excellent communication skills are required.

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 is a time-limited position.

This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

Health Assessment Required:

No

Advertised: 01 Jun 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 31 Jul 2021 Eastern Daylight Time