Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Department of Urology, the laboratory of Dr. Max Kates is seeking a driven Research Technologist to play a role in a variety of projects ongoing in the laboratory. The successful candidate will be expected to have a basic set of research laboratory skills with the interest to develop and become proficient in a large repertoire of research techniques. The position will report to Dr. Kates on a day to day basis.
Utilizing standard procedures and developed laboratory protocols, the position will be required to run lab tests and complete measurements as assigned. With direction from Dr. Kates and assistance from other lab members as necessary, the research technologist will be expected to set-up experiments based on defined standards, the collection of project data, analyzing and interpreting results, making conclusions based on the collected data, and designing follow-up experiments. Will require the use of basic scientific knowledge to learn techniques/methods of the lab and/or new techniques/methods.
While many aspects of the position’s duties will utilize standard laboratory tasks and/or the completion routine assays following common or established protocols and procedures, some of the ongoing projects in the lab are currently developing new techniques or ways to use current technology in our research. Additionally, they will be expected to gain problem solving skills through progressive training, understanding of the research, and experience.
The Research Technologist will also play a role in experiments/projects that utilize animal models. This role will include both project specific animal procedures as well as assisting with maintaining the lab’s own mouse colonies. Any required training for this aspect of the job will be provided by the laboratory or through resources available at the University.
As a staff member of the research team, the position may also be asked to prepare, test, and maintain standard laboratory equipment. Perform related laboratory maintenance, monitoring inventory of supplies, cleaning equipment, and/or ordering of research/laboratory supplies.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform laboratory tasks and complete routine assays following common or established protocols and procedures.
Uses basic science knowledge to learn techniques/methods of the lab
Gain problem solving skills through progressive training, understanding of the research, and experience. Run lab tests and complete measurements assigned.
Identify and resolves common problems involved in routine research assays.
Train users in standard equipment operation and routine lab techniques and procedures.
Set-up experiments based on defined standards. Collect project data. Prepare, test, and maintain standard laboratory equipment. Perform related laboratory maintenance, monitoring inventory of supplies, cleaning equipment.
Maintains manual of procedures for study/studies.
Will be tasked to assist in studies involving small animal models.
May be tasked to help in the acquisition and initial processing of clinical samples
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in biochemistry, biology, or related field required.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred. Prefer experience handling laboratory animals (mice and rabbits).
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office.
Outstanding organizational skills required.
Excellent attention to detail skills required.
Must have excellent time management skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects at once, and effectively prioritize each.
Requires outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Experience with RedCap database, basic programming and SQL Server recommended.
Preferred but not required: Familiarity with electronic medical records, medical terminology, and pathology reports.
Sitting, standing and walking for extended period. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s). Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or laboratory environment..Able to lift minimum weight, 25 lbs.
Classified Title:Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus Department Name: Urology, Research Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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