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Under minimal supervision, independently and in collaboration with others perform research and conduct a wide variety of standard laboratory procedures for projects; analyze data and interpret results; investigate, troubleshoot, and modify methods and procedures as necessary; may assist in designing experiments; may provide routine equipment maintenance as well as guidance/training to other department personnel; perform other related duties, tasks and responsibilities as required or assigned.


  • The Research Assistant II will be expected to maintain high-quality organization of all applicable data and scientific materials.
  • Meet regularly with the Principal Investigator to review generated data and discuss upcoming experimental strategy.
  • Candidates should also be able to work interactively in a highly collaborative research environment.
  • Details of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.


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.


A B.S. in biomedical science is required. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong background in animal husbandry and genetics (mouse and/or Drosophila) and behavioral testing. The successful applicant may also be involved in other activities including small molecule screening and biochemical and physiological assays.


To be considered for this position, applicants must upload a 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.

This is a time-limited position.

To apply for this position, visit Job number for this vacancy is <524312> 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 # 524312