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Scientific Researcher -Temporary
University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida
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Date Posted January 13, 2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details

Department: Internal Medicine - Heart Institute - 0-6123-037

College/Division: Morsani College of Medicine

Salary Plan: Temporary

Hiring Salary/Salary Range: $49,500 - $55,000


This position collaborates with the principal investigator on a research project and designs and performs a variety of controlled research protocols. The Scientific Researcher plans and oversees experimental protocols within the framework of the research objectives. This protocol design involves both theoretical and practical knowledge of a specialized academic discipline and use of specialized research equipment and software. The Scientific Researcher collects and analyzes data on research projects, and co-authors research reports and publications.



  • Makes significant contributions as co-author of research papers, data and technical reports, and presentations to sponsoring agencies.

  • Drafts portions of grant proposals, which may include budget proposals.

  • Designs and constructs laboratory or field instruments and integrates them into theoretical models and research protocols. Trains visiting scientists in equipment use.

  • Plans and initiates research protocols in specialties such as biochemistry, molecular radioisotope labeling, electrophoresis of protein and nucleotide samples, cloning sequencing and modification of nucleic acids.

  • Collects and identifies plant or animal specimens, curates specimens, and designs ecological or systematic research studies.

  • Trains and supervises post-doctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, technicians and visiting investigators in carrying out laboratory procedures. Composes written training manuals or procedures on equipment.

  • Designs and maintains relational databases. Performs computerized data reduction and analyses including complex statistical computations. Prepares final statistical reports using computer programs and independently interprets research data.

  • Hires and trains contract and technical staff such as research support specialists or statistical assistants.

  • Collaborates with faculty in writing reports and research findings for publications. May be sole author of some research reports, grant proposals, or publications.


QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:

  • This position requires a Master's degree in a natural science related to the specific area of research and two years of research experience.

  • Doctoral study in a directly related field may substitute for the required experience.

  • There is no substitution of experience allowed for the Master's degree, as that is a mandatory qualification for positions assigned to this job class.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in a science field with 5 years of research experience.



USF Health




Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 24012

Posting Date: 1/13/2020

Posting End Date: 1/23/2020

How To Apply

Click on the Apply Now button. When applying to an opening you will have the opportunity to upload a cover letter and resume.

Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.

Work Location

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USF - Health

USF - Tampa Campus

About USF

The University of South Florida System is a high-impact, global research system dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. The institutions are separately accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. All institutions have distinct missions and their own detailed strategic plans. Serving over 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Working at USF

With more than 16,000 employees in the USF System, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.

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