Biological Scientist I – Animal Husbandry – Gainesville, FL 32611

The Department of Neuroscience is seeking entry-level candidates experienced in animal husbandry for a Biological Scientist I position to join a growing research team studying neurodegenerative disease and neuroinflammation. Primary responsibility will be animal colony management (tagging, genotyping, etc.). Other responsibilities will include maintaining an up-to-date laboratory notebook, , maintaining stock solutions, organizing lab supplies, autoclaving and restocking consumables, experimentation, analyzing data, interpreting lab results, as well as assisting in protocol development and ordering supplies. In depth wet lab training will be provided.

Specific duties to include:


    Rodent Colony & Lab Management:

  • Responsible for animal colony management (husbandry, genotyping, & weekly reported census spreadsheet).
  • Maintaining laboratory IACUC compliance including coordinating with IACUC and other senior laboratory staff.
  • Preparing solutions and checking for proper storage and disposal of chemicals used.
  • Autoclaving and re-stocking lab consumables.
  • Assist with general laboratory activities.
  • Assist ordering, inventorying, and budgeting for the lab as well as organizing and cataloging lab items.
  • Assist in developing standard operating procedures (SOPs) and protocols for the laboratory and research program under the direction of senior members of the laboratory.

    Research/Experimentation:

  • Genotyping animals as well as being responsible for feeding, gavaging, and water treatments, weighing, animal behavior tests, tissue harvest, surgeries, and perfusions.
  • Assist with laboratory bench work; following established protocols.
  • Conduct experiments with neuronal and glial cell culture using molecular, biochemical, immunohistological, and microscopy techniques. Follow basic experiment design process.
  • Analyze data and prepares written reports of results.


Training and Oversight:

Training new personnel in animal handling and procedures. Oversees all animal users to ensure proper protocol is followed and the lab stays compliant with approved IACUC protocols.

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