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Laboratory Research Technician

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University of Maryland Baltimore
Location
Baltimore, MD

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Job Description
University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is currently seeking a full-time, contractual Laboratory Research Technician to join Department of Biomedical Engineering and Technology. Under direct supervision, this person will perform routine cell, molecular and genetic procedures, tissue culture and other laboratory organization and maintenance. UMB was ranked one of America's Best Large Employers by Forbes Magazine (Feb 2021). BENEFITS:This CONTRACTUAL position offers a generous benefits package that includes 10 vacation days, 11 personal and holidays, 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB. In the Fall of 2021, UMB will require all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.   ESSENTIALFUNCTIONS:1. Perform routine molecular genetic procedures such as gene cloning, gene modifications, including CRISPR mediated gene modification, PCR, restriction enzyme digestions, gel electrophoresis, blotting, and DNA extractions.

2. Prepare chemical solutions, media, reagents, stains, and buffers.

3.  Assist in conducting research on current scientific literature using computerized applications.

4. Collect, record, and enter research data.

5. Perform general housekeeping of laboratory, and operation of laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, microscopes, incubators, and autoclaves.

6. Maintains chemicals and equipment inventory.

Qualifications
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in a biological or chemical science.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:
General knowledge of the principles and practices of natural and/or chemical sciences; of the safe and proper handling and disposal of applicable specimens, materials and equipment. Ability to perform laboratory procedures using applicable equipment and techniques; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to use computers and related software applications; to lift, transport and deliver materials and stock laboratory supplies and goods; to wear and work in personal protective equipment.Based on the duties of this position, selected candidates are not eligible to participate in the Bargaining Unit (Union). Salary Range: Low $40,000 UMB 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. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at [email protected]. If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact [email protected]. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Job: Reg or CII Non-Exempt Staff
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Medicine - Biomedical Engineering and Technology
Job Posting: Jul 13, 2021
Unposting Date: Jul 27, 2021, 10:59:00 PM

Organization

Welcome to the Baltimore campus of the University of Maryland, founded in 1807 along a ridge in what was then called Baltimore Town. Today, this 61-acre research and technology complex encompasses 65 buildings in West Baltimore near the Inner Harbor.

The University is Maryland's only public academic health, human services, and law center. Seven professional and graduate schools train the majority of the state's physicians, nurses, dentists, lawyers, social workers, and pharmacists.

Under the leadership of President Jay A. Perman, MD, the University is a leading partner in the redevelopment of the west side of Baltimore. The University of Maryland BioPark, which opened in October 2005, promotes collaborative research opportunities and bioscience innovation.

Sponsored research totaled $567.1 million in Fiscal Year 2010. With 6,349 students and 6,717 faculty members and staff, the University is an economic engine that returns more than $15 in economic activity for every $1 of state general funds appropriation. The University community gives more than 2 million hours a year in service to the public.

Mission


The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State¹s public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.

 

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University Facts at a Glance

 

Go to the Office of Institutional Research and Accountability for complete campus facts. 

 

Equal Opportunity


The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran's status to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote employees and applicants for employment in all job levels with regard to their qualifications and without consideration to the aforementioned categories. Exceptions to this policy will be made only as allowed by law for example, due to bona fide occupational qualifications or lack of reasonable accommodations for disabilities.

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