Laboratory Technician II - #242539

University of Florida


Date: 05/04/2021 20:30 PM

City: Gainesville, Florida

Salary: $15 - $17 / hour

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day



30% - Performs ELISA testing within the prescribed time frame. Accurately completes routine paperwork. Follows all applicable SOP’s. Accurately records results in the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). Evaluates test results to determine which samples will be analyzed further and performs further analysis when necessary. Performs experimental work or re-analysis of samples. Identifies problems and suggests corrective action. Prepares samples and folders for the confirmation laboratory.



30% - Conduct routine preparative extractions (liquid-liquid and solid phase), prepare extracts for instrumental analysis, and execute routine instrumental analysis using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Tune, calibrate, and evaluate instrument suitability for daily use. Perform routine maintenance as needed. Enter information into Nautilus Laboratory Information Management System.



15% - Participates in the care and maintenance of laboratory equipment used in daily work assignments. Initiates the purchase of routine laboratory supplies and assists in purchase of laboratory equipment or other lab supplies.



10% - Maintains and assists in updating the Laboratory’s preparative extraction procedure manual (SOP). Collects and records pertinent calibration curve data, QC sample data, normal serum data or positive control data. Data must be tabulated, and reviewed bi-monthly by the supervisor.



5% - Assists laboratory in accreditation audit process. Assists section supervisor in executing, maintaining or updating accreditation standard operating procedures in the screening section required to maintain the laboratory’s accreditation certification.



5% - Performs general lab maintenance duties such as preparing equipment, glassware, reagents, and standards. Maintains a clean and orderly work environment. Performs related duties as required.



5% - Practices and actively participates in safe laboratory practices, performs other work related duties.








Expected Salary:

Salary range is between $15.00 - $16.50 per hour








Minimum Requirements:

Associate’s degree in an appropriate area and two years of related experience; or a high school diploma or equivalent and four years of related experience. Appropriate college course work or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.








Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of basic scientific principles, terminology and techniques related to drug testing and official testing procedures.



Knowledge of Florida Statues and rules and regulations which pertain to the testing of racing animals for residues.



Knowledge of ISO 17025 and Field Specific Criteria as defined in the Racing Laboratory Accreditation Standard.



Knowledge of general laboratory practices which ensure safety, accuracy and efficiency.



Knowledge of policies and procedures which guide the employees of the University of Florida. Skilled in the use of listed equipment.



Skilled in interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication, observation and computations.



Ability to work independently and efficiently, manage time well, utilize problem solving techniques, keep detailed and exact records and maintain strictest confidentiality concerning all laboratory matters.



Ability to interact and cooperate with co-workers effectively and with tact and discretion.



Ability to give testimony in a hearing.








Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.



The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.



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 Veteran's Preference Page for more specific information.



Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.








Health Assessment Required: Yes

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