The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) is currently recruiting for a Core Laboratory Specialist . The Core Laboratory Specialist is responsible for conducting production molecular biology applications relevant to the study of the microbiota of varied systems and across multiple projects. The ideal candidate will have experience in the independent conduct of microbial/microbiome system research, protocol development and testing, and project management.
UMB offers a generous benefits package, which 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.
Provide leadership and oversight of internal projects to ensure proper planning, execution, and completion of microbiome related research.
Engage researchers and clients in support of addressing questions or concerns, project logistics, delivery of data and analysis products.
Independently develop and validate new laboratory research methods in the areas of nucleic acid purification, next-generation library preparation, library and sample QC, and analysis.
Perform library preparation for metagenome, metatranscriptome, genome, and amplicon next-generation sequencing projects for difficult, high-risk microbiome studies.
Operate multiple types of liquid handling and laboratory automation platforms. Ability to troubleshoot base programming and implement improvements required.
Maintain thorough documentation for all work performed across all projects and provide full accounting and verification records for different clients and projects.
Compile and analyze research data using MS Excel, Hamilton VENUS, MSL LIMS, and internal analysis scripting.
May perform supervisory duties including training and guiding laboratory staff; assisting in developing policies, procedures and/or methods for laboratory experimentation; and risk assessment & management.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in biology, Chemistry or in a field of study related to the research of the laboratory.
Experience: Three (3) years laboratory experience with Two (2) years specialization in microbial/microbiome research.
Other: May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation.
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.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.
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: Jul 14, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Internal Number: 153661
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