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OPS Lab Technician I

University of Florida
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)

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Job no: 517693
Work type: Temp Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Library/Physical/Social Science, Other

Classification Title:

OPS Laboratory Technician I

Job Description:

The main objective of the position is to support the everyday laboratory needs for basic laboratory experiments and help manage the animal colony and genotyping needs in the field of brain aging and neurodegeneration.


Animal husbandry and genotyping

Preparing solutions and materials for experiments

Organizing lab materials and logging in information on appropriate databases

PCR genotyping and basic laboratory techniques


Aiding in the preparation of Powerpoint presentations, and manuscripts for publication

Ordering materials

Microscope imaging and data quantification


WITHIN DEPARTMENT- The applicant will have monthly contact with the faculty of the Neuroscience department and medical school other investigators/technicians to schedule animal deliveries, testing, accounts and reporting findings

WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY – The applicant may have occasional contact with members of the SOM or the A & S division through scientific collaborations with the PI of the lab. Sending data, graphs etc

EXTERNAL TO UNIVERSITY – The applicant may have occasional contact with members of the surrounding scientific community through scientific collaborations. The applicant will also have occasional contact with vendors and merchants for quotes and ordering/delivery of supplies and equipment

STUDENTS – The applicant will have daily/weekly contact with undergraduate, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in the laboratory.

Expected Salary:


Minimum Requirements:

The applicant requires computer skills (Microsoft office and some networking experience if possible). The applicant does not require extensive experience for any of the functions listed above, however knowledge or familiarity with handling rodents and/or lab technical experience desirable.

Preferred Qualifications:

The applicant should hold a B.S. /B.A in a science field or a B.A. in any other field and some familiarity of biomedical research.

None required, the applicant will be trained for all the methodologies that he/she will carry out, but familiarity or willingness to work with rodent colonies is highly desirable.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply.

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

Health Assessment Required:Yes

Advertised: 05 Aug 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 20 Sep 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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