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University of South Florida is hiring a Scientific Researcher

Dept Number/Name: 0-6382-000 / Department of Pharm Sciences

College Division: USF Health- Taneja College of Pharmacy

Salary Plan: Administrative

Job Code/Title: 4710 / Scientific Researcher

Hiring Salary/Salary Range: $58,000 annual

Position Number: 00047419


The USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy is managed by the Dean and an actively engaged administrative leadership team. The mission of the college is to Transform Health through educating students to be outstanding and successful practitioners and leaders in the profession; through leading in discovery and innovation of education and practice in pharmacy; and through delivering the highest quality care in diverse, interprofessional clinical and community settings.


The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (DPS) is one of two departments in the Taneja College of Pharmacy. DPS consists of 15 faculty and is responsible to teach all the basic and pharmaceutical sciences courses to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students. DPS is supervised by the Chair who works as a primary contact for the faculty and staff in this department. DPS faculty maintain an independent research laboratory; conduct research and work on projects with the goal and expectation to publish and pursue extramural research funding.

This Scientific Researcher will work closely with their Principle Investigator (PI) in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences to assist on specific grant applications and obtain preliminary data for these grants. The Scientific Researcher will work with assisting in stem cell-based therapeutic strategies for myocardial ischemia and muscle disease and uses complex molecular and physiological equipment in these studies. This Scientific Researcher will also assist with performing experiments, handling and managing animals, perform systematic research studies, maintain the lab, train and supervise students, obtain preliminary data, and conduct data analysis for future grant applications and publications.


  • Plans and initiates research protocols in specialties such as molecular biology, or physiology involving techniques such as mammalian tissue culture, electrophoresis of protein and nucleotide samples, cloning, and modification of nucleic acids.
  • Handling and managing animals, collects mice specimens, and performs systematic research studies.
  • Maintenance of laboratory equipment and supplies inventory.
  • Trains and supervises post-doctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, technicians and visiting investigators in carrying out laboratory procedures and equipment use. Composes written training manuals or procedures on equipment.
  • Data analysis, collaborates with faculty in writing reports and research findings for publication.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • 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.


  • Experience with Cell Culture and Molecular Biology techniques.
  • Pathology experience with HE, trichrome, immunostaining; flow cytometry or fluorescence imaging, protein-protein interaction, molecular biology, mitochondria metabolism and dynamics analysis in transcriptional regulation/signaling pathways/non-coding RNAs using multiple experimental techniques including cell culture, RNA analysis, chromatin immunoprecipitation, performing mouse breeding, genotyping, and routine experiments such as cloning, western blot, immunoprecipitation and immunohistochemistry analyses.