OPS Laboratory Technician

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Work type: Temp Part-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Biology/Life Science, Allied Health, Grant or Research Administration
Department:33050000 - HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY

Classification Title:

OPS Laboratory Technician

Job Description:

OPS Laboratory Technician Position

Mechanisms of Cancer-associated Cachexia

University of Florida


The laboratory of Dr. Sarah Judge, Ph.D., has a part-time Lab technician position immediately available for a motivated science-oriented individual to take part in a basic and translational research project investigating novel mechanisms of cancer-induced cachexia. The project is funded by a research grant from the National Cancer Institute and is focused on both tumor- and skeletal muscle-specific mechanisms that drive muscle loss in response pancreatic cancer.


Position Details: Primary duties of this appointment include maintenance of cancer and muscle cell cultures, in vitro data collection and analysis, and biochemical and histological analyses of tissues.


The University of Florida: The University of Florida is now the top ranked public university in the United States, based on the “2024 Best Colleges in the U.S.” report by The Wall Street Journal. The UF Health Science Center brings the Shands Hospital, the Colleges of Medicine, Public Health and Health Professions, Veterinary Medicine & Pharmacy into proximity, fostering cross-college collaborations. Gainesville is a university town with a relatively low cost of living, a high quality of life, and a location ~2 hours from 3 major cities (Orlando, Tampa, and Jacksonville).


For questions about the position, please contact:

Sarah M. Judge, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Department of Physical Therapy

University of Florida

Myology Institute

Gainesville, FL, USA 32610

Email: smsenf@ufl.edu


Expected Salary:

$18 to $22 per hour, commensurate with education, skills, and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Associate’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization or a high school diploma 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:

Individuals with an undergraduate degree in science and previous experience with basic molecular biology techniques are preferred. Individuals with prior experience working or volunteering in a basic science research lab are encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Interested applicants should submit the following items as part of their online applications: resume, a letter of interest, and the names and contact information of 3 references.  
This is a part-time position working approximately 20-25 hours per week. The schedule can be flexible but must be within normal business hours, 8am – 5pm.
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.
If an accommodation is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 TDD. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S. Searches are conducted according to Florida's Sunshine Law.
Health Assessment Required: No


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