Marine Metabolomics Research Technician, University of Florida

Marine Metabolomics Research Technician, University of Florida bryndandurham  2021-02-13

The Durham Lab at the University of Florida is currently recruiting a laboratory Research Technician. The start date is flexible, but ideally the successful candidate would begin between April 2021 and June 2021. Research in the Durham Lab ( focuses on the molecular ecology and chemistry of environmental microbes. Current projects include exploration of metabolite exchange in marine phytoplankton-bacterial interactions and terrestrial moss-cyanobacterial interactions. The technician will be primarily responsible for processing and analyzing microbial and plant samples using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS)-metabolomics techniques. In particular, the technician will analyze samples using high-resolution LC-MS system(s) located in the UF’s Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research ( mass spectrometry core facility. Other responsibilities may include microbial cell culture, administration of the lab (e.g., lab safety, chemical inventory, ordering supplies), and LC-MS data analysis. This is a one-year term position with the potential for renewal. We will consider candidates who seek part-time or full-time work, with a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week.

Fundamental requirements and qualifications include the following:
• A Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related field
• Demonstrated knowledge of chromatography and/or mass spectrometry methods
• Strong work ethic and independence
• Excellent communication and teamwork skills
• Excellent English writing and speaking ability
• Ability to manage multiple projects
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

Additional, preferred qualifications include the following:
• A Master’s degree or work experience in environmental or analytical chemistry or related field
• Demonstrated scientific writing skills (preferably through publication record)
• Data analysis experience (R or Python)