The Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases (CVID) in the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine is recruiting for a Laboratory Research Assistant. This position is responsible for performing routine laboratory maintenance and assisting with research activities.
This is an exempt, regular position and offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and observed 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 routine laboratory maintenance and research activities such as: general housekeeping, tissue collection, preparing solutions, media, stains, and buffers; cultures and specimens; cell culture, RNA isolation, and protein isolation.
Perform advanced laboratory research activities such as: animal surgery, microscopy techniques, tissue sectioning, imaging techniques, protein purification, and hybridizations, etc. May participate in the design of research studies.
Compile and analyze research data using various relevant computer software applications.
Assist with literature research, editing and preparing manuscripts, scientific illustrations and computer graphics for publication.
Perform professional and administrative duties such as: training and guiding students and/or other laboratory personnel; assisting in developing policies, procedures and/or methods for laboratory experimentation; and ordering supplies.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education : Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or field of study related to the research of the laboratory.
Prior experience in laboratory environment preferred.
Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and biology or chemistry experience.
Other : Require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials.
Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both oral and written communications. Ability to understand and apply approved guidelines of varying research protocols. Knowledge of best practice in research protocols and procedures. Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgements. Excellent organizational and project management skills. Ability to use a consultative approach to resolve issues in area of responsibility. Ability to gain knowledge and meet the reporting needs of the university's policies and practices for Institutional Review, Human Protections, Animal Protections and other the like. Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Assume personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. Skill in various interviewing techniques. Skill in data abstraction and entry into study specific database software applications. Skill in statistical interpretation and data analysis using statistical software as well as spreadsheet and database software applications. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding. Ability to maintain confidentiality of subjects and information obtained. Ability to network with, and provide information to key groups and individuals. Ability to work as part of a team. Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Capable of interacting pleasantly and positively with others to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience.
If accommodations are needed, 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 Non-Exempt Staff - E3303C
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Medicine - Center for Vascular & Inflammatory Diseases
Job Posting: Sep 27, 2019
Unposting Date: Oct 19, 2019, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 122921
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
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