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Research Technician (TEMP)

Company: University of Central Florida
Location: Orlando
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Unleash YOUR Potential With UsAs a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you'll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We're seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission in unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve.The Opportunity:UCF is seeking to hire two (2) Research Technician positions. As a member of the laboratory team, this candidate will contribute to research focused on studying the immune responses to respiratory influenza virus infection, a global health concern. The long-term goal of this research is to improve vaccines against influenza and other respiratory pathogens.Responsibilities:

  • General laboratory duties.
  • Animal colony maintenance and genotyping (PCR & Flow Cytometry).
  • Participation in ongoing research that involves modern molecular and immunological assays.Minimum Qualifications:
    • Knowledge and/or hands-on experience with diverse aspects of cellular and/or molecular biology, such as PCR and RT-PCR.Preferred Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, or similar areas of focus.
      • Experience with animal husbandry, sterile tissue culture, and immunological assays is preferred but not required.
      • Well-organized and detail orientated.
      • Reliable, energetic, and self-motivated.
      • Work productively both independently and as part of a team.
      • Great communication skills and able to positively interact with undergraduate and graduate students.Special Instructions to the Applicants:Please include a resume/CV, as well as contact information for three references with your application.Are Benefits Important to You?State Benefits eligibility for OPS employees are subject to criteria established by the State of Florida. The state's benefits administrator, People First, determines eligibility and coordinates enrollment. If this position becomes eligible for state benefits the employee will be notified directly by People First. OPS positions are not entitled to paid time off.Who Are We?Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates.DepartmentCollege of Medicine (COM) - Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences Dean's Office - Operations - OPSHours of WorkPart timeWork ScheduleMonday - Friday 8-5 PM; Hours may also vary due to the needs of the labType of AppointmentFixed Term (Fixed Term)Hourly RateNegotiableBenefits EligibilityState Benefits eligibility for OPS employees are subject to criteria established by the State of Florida. The state's benefits administrator, People First, determines eligibility and coordinates enrollment. If this position becomes eligible for state benefits the employee will be notified directly by People First. OPS positions are not entitled to paid time off.Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at http//www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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