BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST, SR
University of Florida UFL - Polk County, FL

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Requisition number:
0902296
POSITION INFORMATION

Requisition Title
BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST, SR

Working Title
Senior Biological Scientist

Position number:
00022685

Advertised Salary:
Salary Range: $35,433.36 to $38,976.70, negotiable based on education and experience.

FLSA Status:
Exempt

Job Type
Full-Time

Job Category
TEAMS

Work Location
Polk

If other work location

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Department:
60731000-AG-CREC-ENTOMOLOGY

College/Unit
60731000-AG-CREC-ENTOMOLOGY
POSTING TEXT

Job Description:
The incumbent in this position will be responsible to conduct lab experiments using molecular biology techniques and analyze the resulting data. In addition, incumbent will be responsible to order and maintain all supplies and equipment in the Vector Entomology laboratory.

Duties include:

Incumbent will be responsible for main laboratory-based tasks including sampling, testing, recording and analyzing results in biological, cellular, and chemical experiments.

Incumbent will use molecular biology techniques including cloning, preparation of plasmid DNA , extraction of total genomic DNA and RNA , carrying out PCR techniques, and analysis of protein expression with electrophoresis and Western blot.

Responsible for ensuring the laboratory is well-stocked and resourced by ordering the disposable items as well as maintaining and operating standard laboratory equipment.

Provide all of the required technical support for the laboratory to function effectively as well as following the correct procedures and safety guidelines and is expected to work as part of a scientific team.

Minimum Requirements:
A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and three years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in protemic approaches and in silico analysis and experience in working with different types of cells growing monolayer and suspension. Experience in statistical analysis.

Health Assessment Required:
No

Special instructions to applicants:

Posting Date:
01/18/2013

Closing Date:
02/17/2013

Open Until Filled: