Effective immediately, the Disney group in the Department of
Chemistry at UF Scripps Biomedical Research ( https://disney.scripps.ufl.edu
) is seeking to hire an entry-level research technician at the
Jupiter, Florida campus. Prof. Disney’s laboratory focusing on
developing highly selective therapeutics from genome sequence
utilizing advancements in annotating RNA structure and several
novel technologies developed in the laboratory. Main therapeutic
targets are orphan diseases that have no known cure and certain
disorders with poor prognosis.
The research technician will perform, under supervision, a variety
of routine scientific tasks, including: setting up and performing
biochemical assays, tissue culture, buffer preparation, set up and
operation of standard lab equipment of moderate complexity,
recording data, providing basic analyses and interpretations,
performing other related duties, tasks and responsibilities as
required or assigned. The successful candidate must be well
organized and possess excellent communication skills. May prepare
test specimens; may perform a limited number of non-repetitive
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
- Perform routine scientific tasks, include biochemical assays
(high throughput screening, gel electrophoresis, PCR, RT-qPCR,
etc.), tissue culture, buffer preparation, expression and isolation
of DNA, proteins, and enzymes from bacteria, and maintenance of
instrumentation, among others.
- Document all experimental protocols, data acquired, and
analysis thereof in a laboratory notebook.
- Work independently and as part of a team.
- Performs other job-related duties, tasks and responsibilities
To commensurate with experience
Bachelor's degree in appropriate area of specialization or an
equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience with horizontal and vertical electrophoresis (DNA and
RNA), PCR, biochemical assays (using plate readers, for example)
and bacterial and mammalian cell culture, as well as other
molecular biology and biochemical techniques are highly
Special Instructions to Applicants:
In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and
Please provide names and email addresses of three to five
references as part of the application process. When ready, the
hiring department will contact the listed references via email
requesting their reference letters to be uploaded directly to the
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
for more specific information.
This position is open until filled. Application review will begin
This is a time-limited position.
Health Assessment Required: