The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Institute for Global Health (IGH) - Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) 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. This position is responsible for ensuring design, development, documentation and implementation of research procedures and protocols using a variety of complex activities.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 11 vacation days, 11 personal and holidays, 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.
Independently perform laboratory maintenance and laboratory research activities required by the study(s). Keep accurate and timely records of experiments performed.
Lead the development and execution of project research studies. Revise studies, in consultation with principal investigator, to meet changing needs, requirements, and enforces standards.
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 implements effective solutions.
Assemble and assist with literature research, editing and preparing manuscripts, scientific illustrations and computer graphics for publication.
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.
Performs other duties as assigned.
· Education: Bachelors in Biology, Chemistry or field of study related to the research of the laboratory.
Experience: Five (5) years of laboratory research including three (3) years in a relevant research specialization such as studies in mouse models, including intravenous injections and obtaining blood and tissues for analysis.
Preferred Experience: Prior experience in managing a medical research laboratory, including handling of animals, developing and implementing policies and SOPs, and training research personnel is preferred.
Other: May consider a combination of directly related experience and education.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to communicate and coordinate studies with collaborators.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
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· Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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.