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Laboratory Technician I

University of Florida

Classification Title:

Laboratory Technician I

Job Description:

Receive human blood specimens from local and external clinics, perform basic tissue component processing on these samples such as DNA extraction, serum isolation, and plasma isolation. Subsequently log these collected materials in a database and store all components for future use.

Perform basic cell separations by either magnetic or FACS sorting methods, then prepare cells for nucleic acid isolation and future sequencing experiments.

Isolation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells from human blood specimens. Subsequent tissue culturing or cryopreservation for future use.

Entry, input, QC, and maintenance of several established HIPAA and IRB compliant databases of human samples and their experimental results.

Works with Principal Investigators, junior faculty, post-docs, graduate students, undergraduate students, clinical staff, and other laboratory staff in the Department, the UF Diabetes Institute (UFDI), and their collaborators to facilitate appropriate sample processing needs and any other actions having to do with human sample acquisition, storage, dissemination, and other activities affiliated with the UFDI biobank.

Perform the following standard type 1 diabetes clinical laboratory tests in a research setting, including the maintenance and start-up of required equipment: HbA1C, CBC, Glucose, Autoantibodies.

Assist with inventory maintenance and ordering of reagents, supplies, and necessary materials for human sample processing protocols.

Assists with other experimental procedures on collected samples such as, flow cytometry, Genotyping, PCR, western blot, Elisa, Luminex, tissue processing, immunohistochemistry, and FACS.

Additional duties as assigned by the Laboratory Manager and the Principal Investigator.

Expected Salary:

Starting salary is between $15.00 – $20.00 per hour

Minimum Requirements:

Associate’s degree in an appropriate area; or a high school diploma or equivalent 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:

Meticulous attention to data entry details; ability to prioritize duties and organize time; ability to work with computer programs, Word, Excel; good team and interpersonal skills to interact with investigators and lab personnel. Flow cytometry and tissue culture experience preferred. Additional experience with equipment connected computing hardware and software optimization for data analysis preferred.

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.

This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran’s Preference Page   for more specific information.

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

Health Assessment Required: Yes


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