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JOB DESCRIPTION:                        
The Martin’s lab is looking for a self-driven Research Assistant II with strong work ethics and high attention to detail to work on NIH-funded projects aimed at developing immune interventions against HIV/AIDS using nonhuman primate animal models. Candidates with a background in molecular biology and immunology will be given preference. The successful applicant will be expected to work under general supervision, independently and in collaboration with others; perform research for projects and provide interpretation and initial analysis of results; investigate, troubleshoot, and modify methods and procedures; assist in designing experiments; perform other related duties, tasks and responsibilities as required or assigned.


  • Designing and setting up experiments for expressing and purifying recombinant proteins.
  • Designing and setting up assays (e.g., ELISA) for quantifying proteins in various solutions, tissue culture supernatant, and/or biological specimens.
  • Thawing, cryopreserving, and maintaining primary cells and/or immortalized cell lines in culture.
  • Analysis and interpretation of data, including graphing results using various software’s, preparing reports, and presenting results through slides and/or written reports.
  • Bookkeeping, including recording the details and results of experiments on lab notebooks.
  • Preparing/receiving/sending shipments containing biological specimens.
  • Placing orders, including negotiating with vendors, editing quotes, and preparing an inventory of items received.
  • Participating in meetings as both listener and presenter.
  • Checking the status of equipment around the lab.


Commensurate with experience.


A bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and four years of experience; a master’s degree and two or more years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • B.S. or B.A. in Biology/Microbiology/Biochemistry or related field is preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, presentation, and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work independently and troubleshoot experiments.
  • Keep accurate records and follow protocol instructions with great attention to detail.
  • Experience with immunological and biochemistry assays (e.g., ELISA, flow cytometry, protein expression and purification) is highly desirable.
  • Experience with tissue culture is required.

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

To learn more about UF Scripps Biomedical Research, please click on the link: UF Scripps Biomedical Research.

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.

This is a time-limited position.

To apply for this position, visit Job number for this vacancy is 523986 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 # 523986