Research Associate (Non-Tenure Track)
- Lead the development and execution of independent project research studies and revise experimental plans in collaboration with the PI.
- Perform a wide variety of microbiological and biochemical experimental techniques.
- Maintain careful laboratory records including written lab notebooks and well-organized electronic data files.
- Present results to PI and collaborators and contribute to discussions about data and direction of studies in the lab.
- Compile, analyze, and interpret research data using various relevant computer software applications.
- Prepare results into presentation-quality graphs or illustrations for publication.
- Prepare manuscripts, reports, reviews, and summaries.
- Assist in writing, editing, providing feedback for grant proposals, funding applications.
- Coordinate with lab members to schedule experiments and assist in optimizing laboratory practices.
- Present research findings at national meetings.
- Provide day-to-day laboratory operations oversight to keep lab functioning optimally. Orient new students to the lab. Develop policies, procedures and/or methods for laboratory experimentation, and for ordering supplies. Communicate with lab safety officer to keep students and lab environment safe and compliant. Identify and address issues and deficiencies and implement effective solutions. Schedule and coordinate with vendors and tech support for various laboratory equipment calibration and instrument maintenance or repair.
- Troubleshoot problems with experiments, equipment, or other issues that may arise.
- Update and maintain laboratory webpage
- Train and mentor graduate and undergraduate students. Demonstrate laboratory procedures.
- Other duties as assigned.
Doctoral degree in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, or related field is required. Minimum of three years post-doctoral training is desired. Candidate must have prior research experience in both microbiological techniques as well as biochemistry and protein purification with a solid record of publication. Knowledge of iron and heme metabolism in bacterial pathogens is desired. Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are a must. REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIESSkilled in designing and conducting high-field and low-field NMR experimentsAbility to network with and provide information to key groups and individuals.Ability to work in collegial fashion with co-workers in the lab group.Provide guidance and consultation to resolve issues.Ability to independently perform research in a laboratory setting.Ability to lead research activities and perform various advanced procedures.Skilled in data analysis using spreadsheet and software applications.Ability to diagnose equipment malfunctionsDesign research studies and prepare technical reports and manuscripts.Meticulous attention to detail and accuracyExcellent analytical skillsTeamwork skillsInterpersonal skillsHOW TO APPLYInterested candidates must apply online through the UMB Online Recruitment System and submit an initial application that includes a letter of interest (reference Position Number 05-178-73), curriculum vitae (signed and dated), and the name and contact information of at least three references. Candidates are required to submit three letters of recommendation from reviewers external to the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. In addition to applying online, interested candidates may email application materials to: Angela Wilks, Ph.D.ProfessorUniversity of Maryland School of PharmacyEmail: [email protected]Questions regarding this search or to receive more information, please contact Dr. Angela Wilks at [email protected].The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.If you need a reasonable accommodation for a disability, for any part of the employment process, please contact us a [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for a reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.
Organization: School of Pharmacy - Pharmaceutical Sciences
Job Posting: Feb 8, 2021