Biological Scientist II

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Alachua
Categories: Health Profession, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:34030000 - DN-ORAL BIOLOGY

Classification Title:

Biological Scientist II

Job Description:

Participate in grant-funded research projects. Execute, modify, and interpret results of laboratory experiments. Duties include curating and maintaining the laboratory's collection of bacterial strains and plasmid constructs, standard cloning, mutagenesis, molecular biology techniques, protein and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) purification, microscopy, immunoassays, assessing protein-protein or protein-nucleic acid interactions, and keeping accurate records.

Prepare results for presentation at scientific meetings. Write and submit research papers for publication.

Assist with administering the grant budget for the principle investigator (PI), including budgeting for the year's expenditures. Make general purchases. Coordinate equipment purchases and maintenance when necessary). Assist departmental fiscal staff members with periodic budget adjustments and accounting regarding the director's projects and interdepartmental collaborators.

Assist with submitting annual progress reports to NIH. Intellectually develop competitive grant renewals. Manage grant budgets. Organize and submit appropriate compliance materials annually - To the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) regarding the use of research animals, including ensuring all personnel involved with animal work have received the appropriate training, - To the Intracellular Bacterial Communities regarding (IBC) regarding development of recombinant bacterial strains and assurance of appropriate regulatory oversight - For maintaining compliance with all radiation safety guidelines and reports -To the Institutional Review Board (IRB) regarding production of laboratory reagents obtained from human volunteers.

Oversee laboratory compliance with recombinant DNA guidelines for research, laboratory safety, equipment maintenance, computing and software licensing, and other issues that affect laboratory members. General resource for new laboratory members unfamiliar with UF procedures involving personnel and compliance items (mentioned above), and for curating current and archival laboratory records, data, research protocols, research presentations, bacterial strains, plasmids, laboratory reagents, and coordinating of scientific materials shipments to and from the laboratory.

Assist laboratory personnel, including (but not limited to) post-doctoral trainees, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.  

Minimum Requirements:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

Microbiology degree with emphasis on molecular genetics and microbial and membrane physiology

EXPERIENCE - Bench-level experience with sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) - Bench-level experience with Western blotting - Bench-level experience with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) - Bench-level experience with polymerase chain reaction (PCR) - Bench-level experience with DNA gel electrophoresis - Bench-level experience with Southern analysis - Bench-level experience with general DNA purification techniques - Protein purification background - Experience with methodologies to evaluate protein-protein and protein-nucleic acid interactions - Expertise with biofilm measurements - Expertise with confocal microscopy - Expertise with ribosome purification - Expertise with in vitro transcription/translation systems - Experience with Apple and Microsoft (MS) Windows computer operating systems - Experience with MS Office programs.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please provide a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references. 

This is a time-limited position.

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

Health Assessment Required: No

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