Biological Scientist II - Molecular Genetics / Microbiology

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:29060000 - MD-MOLECULAR GENTCS / MICROBIO

Classification Title:

Biological Scientist II

Job Description:

- Organization, maintenance and breeding of mice (husbandry, setting up mating cages, weaning pups, sampling and monitoring health and other concerns), genomic DNA isolation, PCR genotyping of mice, in-take of mice, shipment of mice to collaborators at other institutions, and oversight and maintenance of meticulous records of the mouse colony.

- Participate and present their work at lab meetings and to respond to animal facility technicians to promptly resolve reported problems.

- Participate in research within the lab, providing technical assistance to ongoing projects, making detailed observations, analyzing and interpreting results. The specific experiments and techniques utilized by the biological scientist will change according to the ongoing discoveries and goals of the research team but may include characterization of behavioral and molecular phenotypes in mutant mice, tissue collection for DNA, RNA, protein and histological analysis.

- Work with lab personnel to oversee lab equipment use and maintenance, tracking of laboratory supplies and work to ensure biosafety and environmental health compliance.

Advertised Salary:

Starting salary range is $25,056.00 - $47,058.89 annually; Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Minimum Requirements:

Doctoral degree in biology or a closely related field; or master's degree in biology or a closely related field and one year of experience in the field or in a related area; or bachelor's degree in biology or a closely related field and three years of experience in the field or in a related area.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience handling, breeding and assessing mice. Experience with techniques such as intracerebroventricular  i.c.v. injections, oral gavage, and behavioral analysis on mice is an asset. 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

This is a time-limited position.

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

Health Assessment Required: Yes

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