The incumbent should have expertise in reverse-phase high-pressure liquid chromatography, genetic transformation of Arabidopsis thaliana or other Brassicaceae, plant genotyping, gene cloning, recombinant protein expression in bacteria and yeast, and in vitro enzymatic assays. The incumbent should also possess strong organizational and multitasking skills, so as to be able to oversee routine laboratory operations (e.g. supervision of laboratory personnel for compliance with UF Environmental and Health Safety, laboratory consumable ordering, and instrument maintenance, etc.).
1) Design and execute experiments in the field of plant biochemical genetics and synthetic biology
2) Analyze results and contribute to the preparation of reports and manuscripts
3) Assist laboratory other laboratory workers with research procedures and the proper use of instruments
4) Maintain the laboratory compliance with the guidelines from UF Environmental and Health Safety.
4) Order laboratory supplies and equipment
5) Maintain laboratory instruments and facilities
PhD in Biology with at least 3 years of laboratory research experience involving plants.
Expertise in the chromatographic separation and quantification of small molecules using reverse-phase high-pressure liquid chromatography.
Expertise in the genetic transformation of Arabidopsis thaliana or other Brassicaceae.
Expertise in plant genotyping, gene cloning, recombinant protein expression in bacteria and yeast, and in vitro enzymatic assays.
Experience with comparative genomics and gene network reconstruction techniques.
Experience with the design and construction of fluoresent reporter protein fusions for subcellular localization experiments.