Job DescriptionThe 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
- 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.
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 StaffShift:
School of Medicine - Centers/Programs/ORCsJob Posting:
May 6, 2022Unposting Date:
May 30, 2022, 10:59:00 PM