The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) is currently recruiting for a Laboratory Research Specialist . The Laboratory Research Specialist will work independently to design and perform microbiological experiments and molecular biology assays related to the current research goals of the laboratory. In addition, the laboratory research specialist will provide high level technical expertise and oversee a variety of ongoing research activities in the lab.
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.
Perform independent projects by designing studies and executing experiments for furthering microbiome research.
Compile, analyze, and interpret data using various relevant computer software applications and effectively communicates results.
Develop, optimize, and validate molecular biology and microbiology procedures.
Conduct literature research and assist with preparation of manuscripts for publication.
Perform routine molecular biology procedures such as but not limited to DNA/RNA, extraction, PCR, and quantitative PCR using manual and automated techniques.
Perform microbiology procedures such as specimen processing, bacterial culture and identification, and cell culture.
Design, maintain, and organize sample inventory using database solutions.
Administer general upkeep of the laboratory including maintaining supply. inventory.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in a biological science.
Experience: Three (3) years' experience in laboratory research with two (2) year's experience in research with microbial organisms. Experience performing mammalian cell culture is preferred.
Other: A combination of education and experience will be considered. A Master's degree in microbiology or a related field is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to understand and utilize scientific terminology and research theory in both oral and written communications.
Demonstrated knowledge of molecular biology, microbiology, and aseptic technique is required.
Ability to perform independent projects and mentor fellow lab personnel in technical procedures.
Ability to use measurable and verifiable information to make decisions regarding the design and changes to research projects or technical procedures. * Ability to take the lead role in wet laboratory procedures such as handling and disposal of biological specimens, use of equipment, documentation of methods and results, and maintaining a clean workspace.
Ability to perform and troubleshoot molecular biology techniques such as PCR, qPCR and DNA/RNA extraction.
Ability to conduct literature searches and participate in the preparation of journal articles.
Demonstrated knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel) and database systems.
Excellent time management skills.
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 of Genome Sciences
Job Posting: Dec 3, 2019
Unposting Date: Jan 1, 2020, 4:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 140142
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.