Researcher IV: Florida

Cherokee Nation System Solutions (CNSS)
Gainesville, FL
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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Researcher IV, Gainesville, FL SUMMARY The Researcher IV shall conduct molecular and genetic analyses of invasive and imperiled species. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Laboratory Tasks Conducts research and technical duties in a laboratory environment. Required ability to filter water, extract, purify, and quantify DNA and RNA, ability to conduct polymerase chain reaction and quantitative polymerase chain reaction, gel electrophoresis, design primers and troubleshoot molecular biology protocols. Operation and maintenance of specialized laboratory equipment is preferred including, but not limited to, mechanical pipettors, thermocyclers, spectrophotometers, DNA sequence analyzers, centrifuges. Collect, prepare, evaluate, and verify samples and supporting records; maintain records and locate and compile data and other information from various sources; keep detailed records of experimental data in laboratory notebook and digital formats; tabulate, statistically analyze, and summarize data using computers and software packages; maintain inventory of chemicals, and prepare solutions and reagents for use in the laboratory. Provide technical support in preparation of outreach materials (e.g., PowerPoint presentations, posters, hand-outs), and may be asked to present research at scientific meetings. Maintain laboratory equipment and supplies, including alerting laboratory manager when supplies need to be ordered and doing research to determine the appropriate supplies for the task. Field Tasks Assist with acquiring biological samples and environmental data in the field. Field work will include multi-day field trips out of town, often in adverse temperature and conditions. Prepare for field excursions by gathering and checking readiness of field equipment and supplies, making datasheets, calibrating instruments, packing truck, signing out trucks, etc. Office tasks Will be responsible for day-to-day oversight of identified projects. May serve a role in coordinating/training for volunteer/student activities in the lab. Perform literature reviews and synthesize information to be used in research projects. Perform standard office work as necessary to organize and maintain research efforts along with proper data storage via digital documents and databases and accompanying metadata. Other administrative tasks as needed (i.e. communication with collaborators, facilitation of meetings, assistance with workshops, etc.). Schedule and Deliverables Monthly summaries describing and quantifying work accomplishments delivered to CNSS Program Manager and Site Lead with copies to client representatives SUPERVISORY/MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY May coordinate daily work with CNSS Site Lead/Program Manager and interact with client representatives ABOUT THE TEAM Cherokee Federal is a collective group of subsidiary companies of Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB). CNB is the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. As a trusted partner, the Cherokee Federal team of companies manages nearly 2,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, engineering and manufacturing, and mission solutions portfolios – ranging from advanced data analytics and telehealth to cybersecurity, cloud and logistics. Since 2012, our team of companies has won $6 billion in government contracts and completed more than 5,300 federal missions.  Our 3,600+ employees work in 20+ countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories. Why Cherokee Federal? Visit to learn why you should join our team! COMPLIANCE Cherokee Federal is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to prohibiting discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, union affiliation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We conform to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations governing all aspects of the relationship between the Company and its employees, including, but not limited to, recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, training, working conditions, wages and salary administration, employee benefits, and application of policies. The policies and principles of EEO also apply to the selection and treatment of independent contractors, personnel working on our premises who are employed by temporary agencies and any other persons or firms doing business for or with the Company. Join the team who values your skills and expertise. Cherokee Nation System Solutions (CNSS) helps federal agencies improve productivity and find innovative solutions. Taking a personalized approach, CNSS offers a complete line of innovative services and consulting to government agencies, including call center, application modernization, data utilization, advanced analytics and IT infrastructure. Your valuable skills can help us give customers the support they deserve and the quality they expect from our team – a team of experts, like you. Cherokee Nation System Solutions is part of Cherokee Federal – a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. For more information, visit #LI-KD1 #cherokeefederal
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Masters Degree Two (2) years experience in a related field is preferred. Experience with standard genetic laboratory techniques and software is required Experience with environmental DNA methodologies and analyses, including metabarcoding, quantitative PCR, and invasive species or reptile ecology preferred. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Ability to successfully pass a drug screen and background investigation WORK ENVIRONMENT Travel may be required to support program tasks This position is 100% onsite at a federal facility in Gainesville, FL Cherokee Federal employees are included as covered employees in U.S. Presidential Executive Order 14042, which mandates Covid vaccines for federal contractors. Executive Order 14042 is currently blocked from enforcement pending court proceedings. Therefore, Cherokee Federal is halting the application of the mandate; however, if the injunction is lifted, Cherokee Federal will restore administration of the vaccine requirement.
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