The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) is recruiting an experienced Laboratory Research Specialist . The selected candidate must have prior experience working in a laboratory setting using molecular biology techniques. The Research Specialist will be responsible for providing the highest technical expertise to research project(s) and overseeing laboratory research activities.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Independently perform research including the design of research studies. Compile, analyze, and interpret research data using various relevant computer software applications.
Administer day-to-day laboratory operations including monitoring the budget, ensuring quality control and safety compliance, developing policies and procedures, and ordering supplies.
Perform laboratory research activities that support genome sequencing, validations, and analysis.
Conduct library research and participate in editing and preparing manuscripts, scientific illustrations and computer graphics for publication. Contribute to the preparation of journal articles and grant proposals. May assist with presenting research findings.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology or in a field of study related to the research of the laboratory.
Experience: Three (3) years' experience in laboratory research including two (2) years with a molecular biology specialization.
Other: Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience.* May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation.
* Bachelor's degree in an unrelated field with at least 18 credits in a field related to the research of the laboratory, or Bachelor's degree in unrelated field with at least one year of experience in a field directly related to the research laboratory. Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both oral and written communications.
Ability to take a lead role in performing and directing various advanced routine, and maintenance 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 use measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgments.
Knowledge and assurance of compliance issues related to laboratory activities.
Skill in statistical programming, interpretation and data analysis using statistical software as well as spreadsheet and database software applications.
Ability to diagnose equipment malfunctions and dismantles and repair equipment.
Ability to network with, and present information to key groups and individuals.
Ability to conduct library research and participate in the preparation of journal articles.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career 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 - E3305D
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Medicine - Institute for Genome Sciences
Job Posting: Mar 15, 2019
Unposting Date: Apr 6, 2019, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 118361
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.