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Research Administrator II

Listed 12/23/21. Open until filled.

Responsible for the development, management, and transmittal of contract and grant proposals to federal, state, and private funding agencies. Proposal submission includes review of, formatting and uploading documents, budget preparation, entry and routing of proposals in UFIRST or other applicable submission modules, and coordinating all aspects of the proposal submission to insure thorough and timely submission to the Division of Sponsored Research for review and submission to the funding agency.

Responsible for post-award management of grants and contracts. Responsible for completion of information and collection of needed documentation required on behalf of the Institute required for UFIRST Awards module set up. Awards set-up includes but is not limited to associated subproject set-up, associated sub-award agreement set-up, establishment of needed effort commitments for key personnel, and set-up of F & A Center designations. Initiates NOA review and payroll distributions per the award budget, provides payable support and control for sponsored projects. This includes but is not limited to providing transaction approvals to the fiscal team in compliance with the rules and regulations outlined by the funding agency and the University; facilitates no-cost extension and carry-forward requests, initiates requests for budget/cost transfers, facilitates close outs, and monitors cost sharing requirements. Reviews monthly grant reports to ensure expenses are correct according to grant/contract budget and agency guidelines. Meets with the PIs as requested to review report data and address questions or concerns.

Assists the Director, Assistant Director, and Academic Program Specialist regarding special projects including but not limited to collecting data for training grants.

Assists Graduate Students in preparation of grant submissions for internal and external funding opportunities.

Other duties as assigned.

Expected Salary:
$60,000-$65,000/annually; Commensurate with education and experience

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in grant and contract administration; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree.

Must possess critical thinking skills.

Analytical and problem-solving skills, including researching and analyzing complex data to develop accurate reports.

Must understand and practice excellent customer service.

Must possess a professional attitude in all interactions, communications, and appearance.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, administrative staff, and other campus units.

Must be able to work well in a team environment.

Take ownership of the job and resolution of problems, be flexible and accountable, manage conflicting responsibilities, prioritize tasks, and consistently meet deadlines.

Must be self-motivated and capable of working independently.

Experience with MYUFL, UFIRST, MYINVESTIGATOR, Enterprise Analytics, Microsoft Office Programs.

Special Instructions for Applicants
In order to be considered, applicants must provide a cover letter, resume, and a list of professional references.

A criminal background check is required.

This is not a remote work position, and it is located on the University of Florida main campus in Gainesville, FL.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Please contact UFGI Assistant Director Cindy Heesacker with any questions at

OPS Lab Technician

Position closes on 1/21/22

The Department of Biology is searching for a laboratory technician to join the Maden lab on an NSF-funded project in collaboration with W. B. Barbazuk which will investigate the molecular basis of the spiny mouse heart to recover from a myocardial infarction. A technician/lab manager will investigate the molecular basis of the spiny mouse heart to recover from a myocardial infarction. The project will involve histology, immunocytochemistry, and a range of molecular techniques including RNA sequencing to compare the spiny mouse and the lab mouse in response to this intervention.

Expected Salary
The salary is $18.00 an hour.

Minimum Requirements
Laboratory experience
Ability to work 35 hours per week approximately.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree
Laboratory experience in molecular techniques

Special instructions for applicants
In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references.

This is a time-limited position.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Informal inquiries welcome. Please email Dr. Malcolm Maden at

Postdoctoral position: Multi-omics approaches to study gut bacterial symbiosis in Drosophila suzukii

Position listed on 1/12/21

A postdoctoral position is available from Adam CN Wong’s lab at University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Department in Gainesville, Florida.

We are interested in integrating meta-transcriptomic and metabolomic approaches to identify the mechanisms for gut microbiome-mediated effects on host development and foraging in D. suzukii. The successful candidate will actively engage with our collaborators from the USDA and Israel.

Minimum qualifications: PhD in Molecular Biology, Genomics, Microbiology, Entomology, Ecology or relevant field. A good command of statistics and English writing.

Preferred qualifications: Candidates with demonstrated experience of RNAseq, microbial genome sequencing and/or bacterial genetics are highly desired.

Salary: $47,476 plus fringe benefits.

Start date: Immediately until filled.

Duration: 1 year (can extend to 2 years).

How to apply: Please submit a CV and a 1-page cover letter in pdf files to Dr. Adam Wong at with the subject line “Postdoc application: D. suzukii microbiomes”. Please include names and contact information of at least two references familiar with your work. This position will remain open until filled.

GSK is Recruiting for the Human Genetics Team

Position listed on 1/25/21

A number of new positions have been opened within the Human Genetics Team at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

Have you ever considered a career in the pharmaceutical industry or asked yourself these questions:

·         How might science in industry differ from my work in academia?

·         What skills will I develop?

·         How might the focus of my research change?

·         What are the benefits of joining a pharmaceutical company?

Even if you have never considered a career outside of academia but want to know a little more about day to day work in genetics within an industry, or what’s happening in Human Genetics at GSK, we would be delighted to discuss. If you are interested in finding out more about working with GSK and meeting a member of the GSK team, please contact Faith Donaher who will arrange a chance to speak with one of the team.