Biological Scientist II/Lab Manager in the Landscape Nematology Lab
Laboratory safety and organization. Organize laboratory functions, safety training and compliance monitoring for staff and graduate students. Purchasing of laboratory supplies. Maintenance of chemical and pesticide inventory, labels, and MSDS sheets. Requires Florida pesticide license, and experience with the legal and UF policies regarding chemical and pesticide safety, handling, and disposal.
Collaborates with Dr. Crow for teaching the laboratory for NEM 6942 and collaborates with Dr. Crow and other scientists providing nematology workshops. This requires considerable expertise in nematode biology, identification and handling, and teaching skills.
Assist with laboratory and greenhouse experiments by extracting, and microscopically identifying and counting nematodes from soil and plant samples. This requires expert knowledge in nematode identification, biology and microscopy, and all aspects of nematology techniques and handling.
Designs, develops, conducts, and interprets research on host range and pathogenicity of different nematode species on different plants as directed by Dr. Crow. Requires expert knowledge of nematology, agriculture, experimental design, and statistical analysis, as well as excellent oral and written communication skill.
Maintaining live cultures of numerous species of plant-parasitic nematodes in greenhouses and growth rooms on live plants. Includes care of both the nematodes and host plants. This requires expertise in nematode biology, handling and technique, as well as agriculture, horticulture, and pest management.
Assist in Nematode Assay lab as alternate diagnostician. Identify and count nematodes from diagnostic samples.
Bachelor’s degree in biology, nematology, or a closely related field and three years of relevant experience; or a Master’s degree in biology or a closely related field and one year of relevant experience; Doctoral degree in biology or a closely related field.
A MS degree in an appropriate area of specialization and one year of nematology experience.
Ability to work long hours using a microscope.
Knowledge and training in lab safety, chemical handling, and disposal.
A working knowledge of common nematology lab procedures.
MS degree in biological sciences, plant pathology, entomology or nematology.
Working knowledge of biological and agricultural sciences, including entomology, nematology, horticulture, plant pathology, and biochemistry, including working knowledge of experimental design and statistics.
Experience in the use of computer software (word processing, spreadsheets, Teams, etc.).
Experience in growing plants in the greenhouse.
Skill in using the Internet for communication and information retrieval.
Skill in maintaining records for experimental procedures.
Skill in conducting literature searches and writing reports.
Ability to learn new software and hardware independently of supervisor and teach others.
Ability to work with the public in a positive manner.
Ability to work both independently and as a team member and communicate effectively.
Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
Ability to work outdoors and in the greenhouse under field conditions.
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Lab assistant needed to support and conduct research in The Bloomquist Neurotoxicology Laboratory in the Emerging Pathogens Institute. Job opportunities will include assisting/conducting laboratory experiments (e.g. insecticide applications on model insects and mosquitoes, repellency/feeding studies, and possibly electrophysiological experiments). Other duties will include standard laboratory maintenance/upkeep, care of insect rearing, and data entry/analysis.
Biology or chemistry background with basic laboratory skills desired. Individual will be trained to perform necessary experiments, but previous knowledge (coursework or hands-on laboratory experience) of toxicology, biochemistry, or medical entomology is preferred.
The position is up to 40 hr/week and may continue until the end of 2021, contingent upon availability of funds. The position is open to undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral applicants, with the wage rate dependent upon an individual’s experience and qualifications, as well as University of Florida fiscal policies.
For more information please contact Professor Jeffrey Bloomquist firstname.lastname@example.org.
The primary focus will be to preform bioinformatic analyses on large complex DNA/RNA sequence datasets using high performance computing, including metagenomic and single cell sequencing bioinformatics. The position is expected to require 5 to 15 hours per week.
$15.00 – $20.00 Hourly
Ph.D. in plant biology, genetics, genomics, or related field. Proven skills in bioinformatics and through peer-reviewed publications and access to stable high-speed internet connection.
Experience working with 10X Genomics sequencing libraries, specifically those from single cell sequencing and comparative transcriptomics.
Please contact Dr. Peter DiGennaro: email@example.com with your cover letter, CV and a list of references by May 21, 2021.
Shared position in the Insects and Public Health Lab and Medical and Veterinary Entomology Lab
Date Available: February 2021
Appointment: OPS, full-time for one year, with extensions possible pending funding.
Pay Rate: $12-15/hour according to qualifications
A shared position is available in the Insects and Public health Lab under the supervision of Dr. Estelle Martin and the Medical and Veterinary Entomology Lab under the supervision of Dr. Edwin Burgess.
We are looking for a candidate to conduct supervised research 1) studying mosquito-pathogen interactions and 2) developing new control technologies in house flies and ticks. The candidate will be expected to perform daily insect husbandry activities, focusing on Aedes and Culex mosquitoes as well as house flies and lone star ticks. The candidate will perform mostly laboratory work and should be proficient with basic laboratory techniques including molecular biology skills: DNA / RNA extractions, PCR, qRT-PCR, gel electrophoresis, and aseptic cell tissue culture techniques. Some field work may be expected depending on future projects. In addition, the candidate will conduct routine topical, feeding, and bottle dose-response assays. Data entry and responsible data management are also expected, and the candidate will oversee some administrative duties including ordering supplies, maintaining and calibrating research equipment, keeping chemicals inventory, and autoclaving biohazardous material. In the Insects and Public health Lab, the candidate will ensure the training and compliance of all laboratory personnel with UF safety regulations for all research projects.
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic team member with excellent organizational and communication skills. The candidate should be able to lift 20 pounds, must be punctual, reliable, and able to work irregular hours and weekends when necessary.
Applicants should be proficient with basic computer programs such as MS Word, Excel, and e-mail. The position will remain open until filled.
Bachelor’s degree in entomology, molecular biology, or related degree.
Valid U.S. driver’s license.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Experience working with next-generation sequencing, and with statistical or geospatial tools (R / ArcGIS / QGIS) is desired but not mandatory.
Experience rearing insects.
Experience working with infected mosquitoes.
Experience working with pesticides would be preferable but not mandatory.
This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of extension, dependent on funding.
Please Apply to Requisition 515580 at Careers at UF: https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/515580/ops-lab-technician
The Veterinary Entomology Lab at the University of Florida is seeking a lab technician. Duties include but are not limited to:
The ideal candidate will be available Mon-Fri with some weekends. Candidates must be able to complete all lab safety training. Must be extremely reliable and able to work alone on tasks. This is a part-time temporary position of 20 hours per week. Undergraduate research project available to the right candidate.
Please send your resume and three references with daytime contacts to Caitlin Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org