The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), School of Medicine - Institute for Global Health (IGH) is currently recruiting for a Lead Laboratory Research Specialist. The Lead Laboratory Research Specialist is responsible for all functions in a single or multiple laboratories setting providing guidance and technical expertise to research project(s) and overseeing the laboratory(s) research activities. The lead Laboratory Research Specialist is also responsible for leading the design, development, documentation and implementation of research procedures and protocols using a variety of complex 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.
Perform Immunological assays (ELISA and ELISPOT) in a laboratory setting according to GLP (Good Laboratory Practices) and be responsible for providing the highest technical expertise leading research projects related with the measurements of immune responses (primarily antibodies). Performs tissue culture. Performs functional antibody assays (e.g. virus neutralization, serum bactericidal, hemagglutination assays). Purifies cells and performs cell analysis.
Independently oversee laboratory maintenance and research activities required by the study(s). Lead the development and execution of projects. Revise studies, in consultation with upper management or principal investigator, to meet changing needs and requirements and enforces standards. The position requires leadership and communication skills.
Provide day-to-day laboratory operations oversight including monitoring the budget, ensuring quality control and safety compliance, developing policies and procedures, and ordering supplies. Identify and address issues and deficiencies and implement effective solutions.
Assemble and assist with literature research, editing and preparing manuscripts, scientific illustrations and computer graphics for publication.
Perform quality control, compile, analyze, and interpret research data using various relevant computer software applications. Present research findings.
Conduct library research and prepares manuscripts, scientific illustrations and computer graphics for publication. Prepare material for journal articles and grant proposals.
Perform directorial duties such as training and guiding students and/or other laboratory technicians; develops policies, procedures and/or methods for laboratory experimentation; and ordering supplies.
Education: Bachelor's degree in biology, immunology, microbiology or field of study related to the relevant research of the laboratory.
Experience: Five (5) years experience in laboratory research including three (3) years in the relevant research specialization (e.g. immunology, immune measurements).
Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience.*
May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation.
* Bachelor's degree in an unrelated field with at least 18 credits in a field related to the research of the laboratory, or Bachelor's degree in unrelated field with at least one year of experience in a field directly related to the research laboratory. Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Comprehensive knowledge of research techniques and ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both oral and written communications.
Skill in animal care and handling.
Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for making independent decisions or judgments.
Ability to work independently in the area of technical specialty.
Ability to network with, and provide information to key groups and individuals.
Ability to take a lead role in performing and directing advanced and routine procedures.
Provide guidance and consultation to resolve issues in area of responsibility.
Ability to independently perform research in a laboratory setting.
Ability to lead research activities and perform various advanced procedures.
Skill in data compilation and analysis using statistical software as well as spreadsheet and database software applications.
Design research studies and prepare technical procedures and reports.
Knowledge and assurance of compliance issues related to laboratory activities.
Ability to conduct literature search, participate in preparation of reports, protocols and journal articles.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
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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, globa...l 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.