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The major responsibilities of this position are to perform various chores in the laboratory such as sterilizing (autoclaving) lab supplies (plasticware, glassware, water, etc.), making LB and LB agar plates, unpacking, and checking supply levels, and cleaning certain equipment and common bench areas. In an ideal situation, one will also have a chance to get involved in low level of research work, such as cloning and mini and maxi preparations of plasmids.

  • Autoclaving plasticware, glassware, LB, and water.
  • Making LB and LB agar plates.
  • Unpacking and organizing supplies, checking their levels, and letting a postdoc know so that orders can be placed.
  • Cleaning common bench areas, water bath, and certain designated equipment.
  • Work hours are flexible between the hours of 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Flexible Hours.
  • Ability to work a minimum of 10-12 hours a week (3 or 4 times a week and each time 2-4 hours).
  • Assignment length may range up to 4-5 months.


$21.00 hourly


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


Currently attending a college and living in the nearby geographical area (Jupiter/Palm Beach Gardens).


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

Please provide names and email addresses of three to five references as part of the application process. When ready, the hiring department will contact the listed references via email requesting their reference letters to be uploaded directly to the application website.

This position is open until filled. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To apply for this position, visit Job number for this vacancy is 523976 and the deadline date to apply is open until filled. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2HRS or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

The University of Florida is an equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under the Florida Sunshine and Public Records laws.

REQ # 523976