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OPS Laboratory Technician

Apply now Job no: 494685
Work type: Temporary
Location: Pensacola - Main Campus
Categories: Temporary, Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation (CEDB)

The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Disabled/Veteran employer. Any individual requiring special accommodation to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting UWF Human Resources at 1-850-474-2694 (voice) or 1-850-857-6158 (TTY). E-Verify is required for employment. All applications for employment at the University are subject to Florida public records law. 

Please review job requirements carefully.  Failure to submit all pieces of the application may result in disqualification. Applications are accepted on the University of West Florida career site: For assistance contact UWF Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or

Employment based visa sponsorship will NOT be considered for this position.

Position Title (Classification Title):  OPS Laboratory Technician, Other Professional (Support/Service)
Working Title:  Assistant/Associate in CEDB
Job Summary: Conduct research on the discovery of metabolic diversity for biodegradation of organic compounds. Other duties include ordering supplies and maintenance of laboratory equipment to ensure proper operation.
Department CEDB
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Position Qualifications: BS/MS with 3 years experience or MS with thesis. Background and interest in microbiology, biochemistry molecular biology, or microbial ecology. Should be familiar with molecular techniques, instrumental analysis, and culturing microorganisms. Must have the ability to conduct and direct research tasks, prepare work plans, make technical presentations, and contribute to publications.
Essential Functions / Job Duties:
  • 50%% - Conduct research - (Essential)
  • 10%% - Equipment maintenance - (Essential)
  • 10%% - Ordering supplies - (Essential)
  • 30%% - Make technical presentations and contribute to publications. - (Essential)
Physical Demands:
  • Physical Requirements: Occasional and/or light lifting required. Limited exposure to elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc., but none to the point of being disagreeable. May involve minor safety hazards where likely results would be cuts, bruises, etc.
  • Impact of Deadlines: Work schedules, volume of work, or priorities seldom change. Able to anticipate new work. Minimum distractions or interruptions. Seldom involves conflicting demands on time.
  • Standing: Daily
  • Walking: Daily
  • Sitting: Daily
  • Reaching with hands and arms: Daily
  • Climbing or balancing: Occasionally
  • Stooping: Occasionally
  • Use of hands to handle objects: Daily
  • Lifting up to 10lbs: Daily
  • Lifting up to 25lbs: Daily
  • Lifting over 25lbs: Occasionally
  • Talking as express or exchange of ideas verbally: 
  • Hearing as perceive sound by ear: Daily
  • Vision as distinguish colors & depth: Daily
Special Requirements or Considerations of the Job:

This position requires a criminal background screen

Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours 8-5, M-F
FTE 1.0
Salary Range $15 - $18/hr
Pay Basis Hourly
Preferred Response Date: 1/9/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website: Applicants are required to attach a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references. *References will be contacted upon submission of this application. An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process. For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email

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