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Biological Scientist III
University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida
 
 
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Date Posted October 18, 2019
Category
Science-Biology
Salary $51,000 -  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 

The UF Horticultural Sciences Department is looking for a biological scientist to work on the biochemical genetics and engineering of redox cofactor metabolism in oxygenic photosynthetic organisms. The position involves laboratory management and supervision of laboratory personnel.

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

 

Advertised Salary:

Up to $51,000; commensurate with education and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Doctoral degree in biology or a closely related field and two years of relevant experience; or a master's degree in biology or a closely related field and five years of relevant experience; or a bachelor's degree in biology or a closely related field and seven years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

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.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

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

Health Assessment Required:

No

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