University of Florida College of Medicine Seeking Laboratory Technologist

The University of Florida’s College of Medicine is seeking applicants for a Laboratory Technologist in the Department of Pediatrics. This is an excellent opportunity to become a part of a research team to investigate pathogenesis and therapies for devastating lysosomal diseases of children, for which no treatments are currently available.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform experiments related to validation and characterization of small molecules regulating pathogenic cascades in lysosomal diseases
  • Conduct studies aimed at discovery of novel therapies for these diseases, such as validation of the candidate compounds from the prior high-throughput screens by using primary cells from different patients and animal models
Minimum Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and one year of relevant experience 
  • Appropriate college coursework may substitute the required experience

We will provide necessary training, but we expect the technician to have initial experience in some of the following areas:

  • Fluorescence microscopy, tandem spectroscopy, liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
  • Tissue culture, molecular biology techniques, such as molecular cloning, transfection, RNA isolation, and Northern blotting
  • Experience in murine models, including behavioral assessments, breeding, perfusion, histology, and immunohistochemistry
  • Some knowledge of software packages such as GraphPad, Excel, PubChem, Image J, PDB,
  • Familiarity with concepts of parametric and non-parametric statistics
  • Protein techniques (enzyme kinetics, subcellular fractionation, immunoblotting, cell microscopy)

Because of the nature of this work, schedule flexibility is required.

The research lab is located at the Academic Research Bldg. at the University of Florida. 
Applicants are requested to email a CV along with contact (email address and phone number) to three references to


For more information, please contact:

Gustavo H.B. Maegawa M.D,. Ph.D.,
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida, College of Medicine
Phone: 352-294-5559 Fax: 352-294-5712 Email:

Posted: March 15, 2018


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