Laboratory Technician I

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:29091300 - MD-PEDS-HEMATOLOGY

Classification Title:

Laboratory Technician I

Job Description:

The Department of Pediatrics is currently is currently seeking qualified, energetic applicants to fill our position of Laboratory Technician I.

The ideal candidate will should have interest in animal work that includes monitoring and care of laboratory animals. Surgical support, intracranial and subcutaneous tumor implantation in mice. Post-surgical monitoring and care including: health evaluations and surveillance, administering injections (intravenous, subcutaneous, intraperitoneal), and removing sutures. Maintain procedures and protocols. Collecting biological samples (blood, tissue, etc) and maintaining animal care records. This position will follow existing standard operating procedures in the laboratory.

- Experimental work includes synthesizing RNA constructs. Manufacturing nanoliposomes and dendritic cells. Immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, and flow cytometry.

- Laboratory management includes maintaining lab equipment and keeping an updated inventory. Purchasing lab and office supplies. Maintaining laboratory safety programs, and training of personnel in laboratory safety techniques. Keeping laboratory records. Preparing reagents. Managing chemical and biological waste. Writing and editing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the laboratory.

- Analyzing data and reporting data, including report writing and developing presentations.

- Other duties assigned by supervisor.

Advertised Salary:

$15 - $17 hourly, commensurate within this range based on experience and education.

Minimum Requirements:

Associate's degree in an appropriate area; or a high school diploma or equivalent and two years of related experience. Appropriate college course work or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Two years of small animal handling and surgical experience. Three years of experience using excel, Google sheets, and Prism for data analysis. Strong background in designing and implementing Excel/Google worksheets with complex data points.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please upload a copy of your Cover Letter or Letter of Interest, Curriculum Vitae of Resume, and List of Professional References.

This is a time-limited position.

Normal work hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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 our Veteran's Preference Page  for more specific information.

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

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply.

Health Assessment Required: Yes


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