Biological Scientist

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

ID: 7066513
Posted: May 26, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Department of Molecular Medicine is a basic science department in the Morsani College of Medicine.


A Biological Scientist performs a variety of laboratory analyses which require familiarity with standard scientific techniques and equipment in disciplines such as microbiology, physiology, or pathology. Work requires practical and basic theoretical knowledge in order to modify analytical procedures and to interpret and describe test results.


Conducts and modifies laboratory research protocols in biological science disciplines such as genetics, developmental biology, Drosophila husbandry and microscopy.
Adapts protocols and procedures to perform laboratory analyses. Uses instruments appropriate to the research that may require extensive training and both theoretical and practical knowledge to interpret results. Eg. Confocal microscopy
Performs and modifies laboratory tests on biological materials using methods such as mammalian tissue culture, radioisotope labeling, electrophoresis of protein and nucleotide samples, bacterial transformation and growth, sequencing and modification of nucleic acids.
Maintains logs and records of laboratory techniques, observations, findings, and results. Maintains laboratory equipment, arranges for repair as necessary, orders and inventories laboratory supplies. May schedule the use of laboratory equipment by others.
Maintains project data bases. Performs analysis of data using statistical software. Performs literature searches for appropriate laboratory techniques. Instructs undergraduate students in laboratory methods.


This position requires a Bachelor's degree in a natural, physical or medical science. Progressively responsible experience involving scientific laboratory or field work may be substituted for the required college education on a year for year basis.


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