Medical Scientist II - Transplant Surgery
Medical Scientist II
The Department of Surgery is seeking qualified candidates to fill a Medical Scientist II position in their Transplant Surgery Division. This position assists in a research project led by a faculty member in the Transplant Surgery Division, Department of Surgery. The project includes complex studies (critically ill subjects being treated with procedures that may result in moderately severe adverse events, therapeutic intervention trials involving organ biopsy).
Responsibilities to include:
- Perform procedures following general instructions from the PI and learn to recognize problems and unexpected results. Once problems are identified, the incumbent will present the issues in the regular lab meeting and propose potential solutions for further discussion.
- Data collection, organization, and analysis. Required to prepare abstracts and manuscripts. Expected to develop necessary experimental methods that are not currently established in the lab.
- Act as liaison for research subject, investigator, IRB, sponsor, and healthcare professionals; Document investigational product (drug/device) accountability; Self-monitor and self-audit responsibilities; Develop informed consent document also obtaining patient consent for samples in the clinic.
- This individual will contact outside vendors and other scientists. Responsible for providing intellectual and technical assistance to other scientists and individuals conducting collaborative research. The individual is expected to provide quality assurance, and quality assistance to outside collaborators.
This position will work independently while the PI is always available for consultation. Work schedule may include weekend or holiday hours outside of a normal work week schedule on an as needed basis.
$38,000-$43,000 annual salary
Doctoral degree in health sciences, medical engineering, biology or a closely related field; or a master’s degree in health sciences, medical engineering, biology, or a closely related field and one year of relevant experience; or a bachelor’s degree in health sciences, medical engineering, biology, or a closely related field and three years of relevant experience.
Work experience and expertise in routine molecular methodologies such as construction of gene expression vectors, primary cell separation and culture, western blotting, and mRNA assays are required. Experience in flow cytometry and immunology is preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, CV, and 3-5 professional references with contact information.
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.
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.
Health Assessment Required: Yes
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