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Research Technician - Dr. Griffin's Lab

Posted: 03/10/2024

The Research Technician position will include operating laboratory equipment, performing experiments including but not limited to molecular and cellular biology, in vivo approaches using murine models, analyzing existing research materials, collecting, organizing, analyzing and presenting data, assisting the lab investigator in writing summaries of the data, and helping managing inventories and stock supplies.
Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Conduct wet bench experiment designed by the laboratory investigator and assist lab members with their experiments. Perform RT-qPCR, Western blot, molecular cloning, flow cytometry, tissue culture work, immunofluorescence, and confocal imaging, harvest primary cells, work with murine models, maintain murine colonies, and prepare data for these studies.
  • Perform dry bench work such as data analysis, presentation, and management.
  • Use Excel and Prism to statistically analyze and present data. Help provide data and figures for manuscripts with the investigator.
  • Maintain all supplies to make sure required materials are stocked.
  • Receive and properly handle reagents.
  • Perform maintenance and troubleshooting of scientific equipment.
  • This position provides opportunities for advancement.
EXPECTED SALARY:         
Commensurate with experience.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:         
A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Ability to communicate clearly through oral presentation and technical writing.
Knowledge of research and laboratory equipment appropriate to the area of assignment.
Ability to multitask and work in a team environment.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:    
In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.
Please provide names and email addresses of three to five references as part of the application process. When ready, the hiring department will contact the listed references via email requesting their reference letters to be uploaded directly to the application website.
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 the Qualified Positions link on our applicant FAQs page for a list of eligible positions.
This position is open until filled. Application review will begin March 14, 2024.
This is a time-limited position.
HEALTH ASSESSMENT REQUIRED:      
Yes.
To apply for this position, visit https://jobs.ufl.edu/ Job number for this vacancy is <530652> and the deadline date to apply is <Open until filled>. If accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2HRS or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).
The University of Florida is an equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under the Florida Sunshine and Public Records laws.
REQ # 530652