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Laboratory Research Assistant

Employer
University of Maryland Baltimore
Location
Baltimore, MD

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Description
The University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine/Shock Trauma and Anesthesiology Research (STAR) Center is seeking a Laboratory Research Assistant. Duties will include work with research animals including mouse colony maintenance and tissue collection, performing lab experiments and contributing to general maintenance of the laboratory. The successful candidate will work independently, maintain accurate records, perform research activities and analyses and maintain a high level of organization. This is a full-time contractual position.

UMB 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.

UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform mouse husbandry and colony maintenance and record keeping. Assist with animal survival surgery (brain injury) and post-op care; perform perfusions, animal tissue collection and processing.
  • Perform molecular biology and biochemistry laboratory research activities such as DNA extractions, PCR and genotyping, preparation and cutting tissue sections, histology staining and imaging, immunostaining and fluorescent imaging, Western blot analysis, etc. Maintain accurate experimental records and participate in analysis and interpretation of the resulting data.
  • Perform general lab housekeeping such as preparing chemical solutions, media, stains, and buffers, keeping track of and organizing lab suppies, maintaining accurate lab safety compliance records.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Qualifications
Education: Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or in a discipline appropriate to position.

Other: May consider a combination of directly related experience and education. May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Possesses a knowledge of position requirements and able to perform position in compliance with all requirements/regulations/laws.  Ability to understand and utilize scientific terminology and research theory. Ability and willingness to work with experimental animals (rodents). Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed.  Assume personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. Ability to make independent decisions. Effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Write and present information in a clear and concise way. Interpret and understand written information. Work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others.

Hiring Range: Low $40,000s; commensurate with education and experience. 

 

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 Exempt Staff
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Medicine - Centers/Programs/ORCs
Job Posting: May 6, 2022
Unposting Date: May 30, 2022, 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.

 

Campus Data

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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