Job Duties/Responsibilities: Laboratory Management/Regulatory Compliance: 50% • Responsible for the management of daily operations of the laboratory. • Ensure regulatory compliance for lab activities. • Order and reconcile laboratory supplies in advance of planned experiments. • Coordinate scheduling of usage on major equipment and facilities that are in high demand. • Assist and train other laboratory members. • Maintain, update and follow laboratory Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) as needed to be in compliance with UF Environmental Health & Safety office.
Research Activities: 40% • Assist in the planning of research activities, in conjunction with the Principal Investigators and other laboratory personnel, to ensure adherence to project/study timeline(s). • Assist in the design of laboratory experiments; oversee their execution; and review, approve, or interpret results • Provide regular updates to the Principal Investigators. • Cultivate and manage the expansion and use of cell lines following established laboratory methods. • Conduct molecular cloning experiments following established laboratory methods. • Complete plasmid purification related activities, primer design related activities, RNA and DNA isolation related activities, and perform real-time PCR related activities with moderate to minimal supervision. • Coordinate sample drop offs and data retrieval from key core facilities • Develop protocols to improve existing techniques or to incorporate new diagnostic procedures • Maintain accurate laboratory records that record research methods, procedures, and results.
Scholarly/Administrative Work: 10% • Learn to conduct independent data analysis and present findings/outcomes to the Principal Investigators • Assist Principal Investigators and other laboratory personnel in preparation of figures for presentations, publications, or grants. •Assist in preparation of grant proposals and progress reports to funding agencies.
Required Qualifications: • BS in biology or related field plus 1 year of laboratory-based research experience in tissue culture and lab organization or a combination of education and experience to equal 5 years. • Excellent attention to detail, highly motivated, organized • Ability to work independently once trained on a technique • Excellent communication skills, verbal, and written • Positive attitude, willingness to work with and assist other trainees at a variety of levels.
Preferred Qualifications: • Extensive experience with tissue culture and general molecular biology techniques
Internal Number: 338664
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