The Department of Pathology Research in the School of Medicine is seeking two Laboratory Research Technicians for a Human Cancer Tumor Immunology clinical trial. Under direct supervision, the Laboratory Research Technicians perform routine bioanalytical, chemical, or physical tests according to standardized processes, and performs other laboratory activities and maintenance.
These are non-exempt, regular position and offer a generous benefits package that starts with 11 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.
Isolates and cultures human peripheral blood mononuclear (PBM) cells under the sterile results. Prepares cells for flow cytometry, performs analysis and interprets results. Cryopreserve viable PBM.
Prepares chemical solutions, media, reagents, stains, and buffers.
Assists in conducting enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA), summarizes results and prepares reports.
Assists with sterile procedures.
Performs clinical processes such as cell or tissue cultures.
Collects, prepares, and processes specimens.
Develops and prints film detailing biochemical or other analyses.
Assists in conducting research on current scientific literature using computerized applications.
Collects, records, and enters research data; prepares written reports.
Performs general housekeeping of laboratory and operation of laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, meters, microscopes, incubators, autoclaves, spectrometers, and gas and liquid chromatographs.
Maintains inventory or reagents and supplies.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
Education: Bachelor's degree in biological, chemical science or related field.
General knowledge of the principles and practices of natural and/or chemical sciences; of the safe and proper handling and disposal of applicable specimens, materials and equipment. Ability to perform laboratory procedures using applicable equipment and techniques; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to use computers and related software applications; to lift, transport and deliver materials and stock laboratory supplies and goods; to wear and work in personal protective equipment.
Other: 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.
Conditions of Employment: Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform job. Employees in this job class may be required to work with biohazardous or radio-labelled materials and to successfully complete applicable safety training.
Based on the duties of this position, selected candidates are eligible to participate in the Bargaining Unit (Union).
Salary Range: $38,204 – $40,000
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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