Core Research Facility Specialist I

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:29080100 - MD-PATHOLOGY-GENERAL

Classification Title:

 Core Research Facility Specialist I

Job Description:

The Core Research Facility Specialist I supports operation of the Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors With Diabetes’ (nPOD) Organ Processing and Pathology Core (OPPC) within the Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine. This position will develop and perform complex procedures and techniques to support ongoing research in the OPPC.

Duties include:

  • Participating in detailed three-dimensional examination of the morphology of intact human pancreatic tissue at the cellular level. Study islet function under physiological conditions or after exposure to a variety of conditions. Generate, collect, and analyze experimental data. Working with vibratome, microtome, perfusion system, confocal microscope and etc. Data obtained will be made available to the nPOD investigators network to further accelerate the understanding of the pathophysiology of type 1 diabetes.
  • Performing routine immunohistochemistry and special stains.  Slide coverslipping, labeling and scanning. Microscopy. Review of stained slides for quality control. Performing image analysis of stained slides using specialized image analysis software.
  • Participate in on-call schedule rotation. Case processing including receipt of tissue, dissections, fixation, freezing, cell and DNA isolation.
  • Research paper and abstract writing, including data collection, optimization and background research. SOP writing.
  • Review scientific literature to maintain, and further understanding of Core technologies. Provide help to the nPOD researchers with core data analysis using specialized data analysis software. Data will be used for further statistical analysis and/or publications.
  • Assist with routing lab maintenance including ordering supplies, calibrating and checking equipment for proper function. Assist with periodic preventative maintenance on Core instruments.
  • Assist in training and assessing new OPPC staff.
Expected Salary:

$51,000 - $55,000; commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

MS required or 5 years science related, core specific advanced training and work experience and/or post-graduate coursework. Requires at least 3 years in core facility specific applications and at least 2 years of that in research-based technology. Work experience in multi-user core facility preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Preferred candidate will have three to five years of science-related research training; with hands on experience in research-based applications.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

This is a time limited position.

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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