The University of Maryland School of Medicine has an opening for a Laboratory Research Assistant to work in the Department of Psychiatry's Translational Research Laboratories. The Laboratory Research Assistant is responsible for performing research activities in a laboratory setting studying the pharmacology and neuroscience underlying antidepressant drug action. This role will require working with laboratory rodents.
This Exempt, 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.
Perform behavioral and pharmacology experiments in mice and rats, including models of mood and anxiety disorders, and models of psychotropic medication mechanism of action. Will analyze the outcome of behavioral experiments using behavioral analysis software.
Perform routine laboratory maintenance and research activities such as general housekeeping, preparing drug solutions, media, stains, and buffers; executing biochemical procedures, etc.
May perform advanced laboratory research activities such as: animal surgery, in vivo and ex vivo electrophysiology or calcium imaging, pharmacokinetic studies, analytical analyses, microscopy techniques, imaging techniques, recombinant DNA techniques, and hybridizations, etc.
Participate in the design of research studies.
Compile and may analyze research data using various relevant computer graphing and statistical analysis applications.
Assist with literature research, editing and preparing manuscripts, scientific illustrations and computer graphics for publication.
Perform administrative duties such as: training and guiding students and/or other laboratory technicians; assisting in developing policies, procedures and/or methods for laboratory experimentation; and ordering supplies.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Neuroscience, Psychology, Pharmacology, or in a field of study related to the research of the laboratory.
Preferred Experience: Previous laboratory experience and experience with laboratory rodents is preferred.
Other: May consider a combination of directly related experience and education.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both verbal and written communications.
Skill in statistical interpretation and data analysis using statistical software as well as spreadsheet and database software applications.
Skill in animal care and handling.
Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgments.
Ability to network with, and provide information to key groups and individuals.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Ability to use a consultative approach to resolve issues in area of responsibility.
Hiring Range for this position is in the low $40,000s, 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 - Psychiatry
Job Posting: Apr 10, 2019
Unposting Date: Apr 25, 2019, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 119581
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