The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health is currently recruiting for a Laboratory Research Specialist . This position functions as a single specialist in a laboratory setting and is responsible for providing the highest technical expertise to conduct and complete 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.
Works independently performing laboratory assays and executing research projects to completion. Works in a team performing designated tasks. Accomplishes tasks meeting deadlines. In all instances, provides the highest technical expertise, following procedures and guidance.
Review scientific literature, designs research studies, establishes and improves laboratory methods. Compiles, analyzes, and interprets research data using various relevant computer software applications. Produces laboratory reports and assists in preparation of research reports.
Executes assigned day-to-day laboratory operations ensuring quality control and safety compliance. Follows and develops procedures.
Performs laboratory research activities related to clinical/vaccine immunology that include: tissue processing (i.e. isolation of cells, serum), specimen catalog and organization, cell-based assays (i.e. antibody, cytokine production), measurements of antibodies (i.e. antibody avidity, subclasses) using a variety of assays of various complexity, maintenance of cells in culture, functional antibody assays (i.e. viral neutralization assays, hemagglutination inhibition, bactericidal and toxin neutralization assays, preparation of bacterial/virus stock, virus titration).
Assists in preparation and editing of graphics for publication and presentations, manuscripts.Perform directional duties such as training, presentation of laboratory results at meetings.
Contributes to the preparation of grant proposals and budgets.
Maintains inventory of reagents and lab supplies.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Immunology, Microbiology, Biology or in a field of study related to research performed in the laboratory. Master's degree is preferred.
Experience: Three (3) years of experience in laboratory research including Two (2) years in the relevant research specialization (i.e. immunology and laboratory assays as described above) immunological assays, including tissue culture techniques).
Other: May consider a combination of directly related experience and education.
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 - Department of Medicine
Job Posting: Aug 20, 2019
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Internal Number: 131462
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.