Shock, Trauma and Anesthesiology Research - Research Assistant Lab and Research Specialist Lab - (190000B7)
The Center for Shock, Trauma and Anesthesiology Research (STAR) / Department of Anesthesiology Translational Research Laboratory at the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine is searching for a creative, motivated, and disciplined candidate to join a dynamic team. The position involves independently providing guidance and technical expertise to laboratory research projects and overseeing the laboratory's research activities. This position is responsible for ensuring design, development, documentation and implementation of research procedures and protocols using a variety of complex activities. The successful candidate is expected to assist several research projects in areas of sepsis and heart injury and required to process basic knowledge in molecular/cell biology, immunology and physiology.
This position will be filled either as a Research Assistant, Laboratory or a Research Specialist Laboratory based upon the selected candidates qualifications, experience, and skill level.
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.
Research Assistant Functions:
Performs routine laboratory maintenance and research activities such as general housekeeping, preparing chemical solutions, media, stains, and buffers; ordering and stocking laboratory supplies, organizing lab space, inventory of laboratory supplies, arranging lab meetings, attending lab meetings and departmental seminars and trainings. Utilizes molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology and quantitative histological for analysis.
Perform advanced laboratory research activities such as managing mouse colonies and genotyping, cell culture, animal sample harvesting, and molecular biological experiments, such as Western blot, ELISA, immunostaining, RNA extraction, and real-time PCR.
This individual may also participate in the design of research studies. Compile, analyze, and interpret research data using various relevant computer software applications.
Assist with literature research, editing and preparing manuscripts, scientific illustrations and computer graphics for publications along with training/guiding students and or other laboratory technicians; assisting in developing policies, procedures and/or methods for laboratory experimentation.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Research Specialist Functions:
In addition to the Assistant duties, the Research Specialist performs independent project(s) and participates in the design of research studies.
Perform laboratory research activities such as cardiomyocyte and bone marrow cell cultures and treatment, RNA and miRNA extraction and quantification, Bioanalyzer testing of small RNA, exosome isolation and purification, quantitative PCR (qPCR) and immunoblot analysis, the PCR and immunoblot, mouse surgical procedures, such as cecum ligation and puncture model of polymicrobial sepsis.
Conduct library research and participates in editing and preparing manuscripts, scientific illustrations and computer graphics for publication. Contribute to the preparation of journal articles and grant proposals.Presents research findings.
Administer day-to-day laboratory operations including monitoring the budget, ensuring quality control and safety compliance, developing policies and procedures, and ordering supplies.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Rank and salary will be commensurate with education and experience
Assistant: Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or related field of study.
Specialist: Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or related field of study and three (3) years' experience in laboratory research including two (2) years in the relevant research specialization.
Equivalent combination of related education and experience may be considered. May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation.
Based on level hired, the candidate will be expected to have some or all of the following.
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/medical terminology and research theory.
Skill in statistical interpretation and data analysis using statistical software as well as spreadsheet and database software applications.
Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed. Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology.
Maintains productivity and uses knowledge strategies to increase knowledge base.
Able to make independent decisions that are a matter of significance and ability to use measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgments.
Ability to use a consultative approach to resolve issues in area of responsibility.
Ability to take a lead role in performing and directing various advanced and routine scientific procedures.
Ability to perform independent projects and to serve as a consultant in area of technical specialty. Ability to design and recommend changes to research projects and/or area of technical specialty.
Ability to diagnose equipment malfunctions and perform simple equipment repairs.
Ability to conduct library research and participate in the preparation of journal articles.
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 and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding.
Work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others.
Demonstrate pleasant and positive interactions with others to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers. Reach compromise and consensus to influence and negotiate.
Remain calm and manage conflict, and work well with a diverse workforce.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3303C
Employee Class Exempt Contingent II
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Medicine - Anesthesiology
Job Posting: Mar 11, 2019
Unposting Date: Mar 31, 2019, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 117501
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's 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.