Assistant/Associate Scientist

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Work type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Biology/Life Science
Department:11600107 - RE-ICBR-NEXTGEN

Classification Title:

Assistant/Associate Scientist

Job Description:

This is a non-tenure track faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Scientist.

Serve as the ICBR site expert in NextGen DNA sequencing, staying abreast of the latest developments in the field as well as other related fields. Implement detailed laboratory policies regarding complex scientific instrument usage, technical staffing roles, and availability of laboratory services towards the general UF research community. Develop and maintain laboratory SOPs to ensure consistent quality across all staff members. Develop strategic plans for increasing awareness of the shared resource facility and the services provided.

Lead and supervise the core staff of 4 – 6 individuals. Supervisory duties include holding regular staff meetings, performing quarterly performance appraisals using the UF Engaged system, reviewing and approving time, providing necessary trainings, as well as leading process for recruiting new staff. Fulfill requests from ICBR Administration for technical information, policy formulation, strategic decisions, and information dissemination.

Perform the administrative duties necessary for a fee-for-service facility operation, such as data analysis and delivery, weekly billing for services, provide budget and financial oversight. Additional duties include, effective budget management, rate setting and review, and staff recruitment. Serve as a member of the ICBR Senior Staff participating in monthly meetings and strategic planning.

Consult with potential and existing customers/users. Provide guidance for DNA sequencing applications and help develop creative solutions where needed. Oversee and monitor self-user training initiatives while guiding project management and invoicing for services performed. Prepare Statement of Work documents defining appropriate service expectations, project timelines (project completion dates, etc.) and specific deliverables. Assist the customers with the interpretation of results. Implement and oversee customer service practices as specified by ICBR.

Lead process for the acquisition of cutting-edge instrumentation, as well as the development, validation, and implementation of new methodologies in NextGen. Provide support for UF investigator research proposals and manuscripts. Participate in the development and dissemination of sequencing technologies through lectures and preparation of scientific papers/posters for presentation at scientific meetings and may periodically assist in the preparation of shared instrument grant applications.

Other duties, as required.

Expected Salary:

$87,000 - $97,000, commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in molecular biology, molecular genetics, genomics, biochemistry, or related field, with at least 6 years of scientific and managerial experience in biotechnology-related research, with at least one year of direct experience working in a DNA sequencing or Genomics core at the manager level or above.

Preferred Qualifications:

10 years direct experience in DNA sequencing technologies, including NGS, with a solid background in molecular DNA and RNA methods, genotyping, and methods for gene expression analysis, with 4 years  of direct supervisory experience in shared resource laboratory setting. Familiarity with iLab Management Software.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please upload your cover letter, CV, and 3 letters of recommendation.

The final interview for this position will require a public seminar.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under the Florida Sunshine and Public Records laws. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2HRS or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

This position is open until filled. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Health Assessment Required: No


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