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Core Rsch Facil Technician II

University of Florida
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
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Job no: 519922
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:29080100 - MD-PATHOLOGY-GENERAL

Classification Title:

Core Rsch Facil Technician II

Job Description:

The nPOD Organ Processing and Pathology Core is seeking motivated individuals to perform the duties of a Core Research Facility Technician II. The primary function of this position will be to support biobanking and histology activities carried out by the nPOD Organ Processing and Pathology Core Laboratory.

35% - Perform case processing including receipt of tissue, gross and fine dissection, tissue fixation, freezing and cell isolation. DNA and RNA isolation, and sample storage. Must participate in on-call schedule.

35% - Respond to sample requests. Assist with sample archiving and retrieval for distribution. Operate multiple laboratory information management systems for sample tracking and histology. Assist in coordinating sample distributions and sample inventory management.

15% - Assist in generating and collecting data. Slide scanning for nPOD Online Pathology system and slide archival.

5% - Assist with routine lab maintenance including ordering calibrating and checking equipment for proper function. Assist with periodic preventative maintenance on Core instruments. Troubleshoot equipment failures and arrange for or help with repairs.

5% - Review scientific literature to maintain and further understanding of Core technologies. Reviews facility use data for reports. Edit and write SOPs.

5% - Other duties as assigned.

Expected Salary:

Starting salary is between $18.00 - $19.72

Minimum Requirements:

BA/BS in related scientific field required with hands-on experience in basic laboratory and scientific methods. Optionally, 3 years of experience in science related field with at least 2 years in core specific applications. Research-based experience preferred. Core or technology specific licensure and/or certifications where applicable. Additionally yearly certificate and compliance training if required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with human tissue, DNA extraction, RNA extraction, and cell isolation. Training will be provided.
High attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
High proficiency in MS Office, especially Access and Excel.
Ability to maintain accurate records and inventories.
Interpersonal/human relations skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

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 position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's
Preference Page for more specific information.

This is a time limited position.

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: 18 Jan 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 31 Jan 2022 Eastern Standard Time

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