The University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology Research is seeking a Laboratory Research Assistant . The successful candidate will work independently, exercise discretion, and perform research activities and analysis, maintain a high level of organization, contribute to general maintenance of the laboratory, and maintain accurate records. Assignments in this position require advanced and highly specialized knowledge of the concepts, practices, procedures, and policies of laboratory analysis.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 10 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.
**THIS IS A FULL-TIME CONTRACTUAL POSITION**
Performs rodent neurobehavioral measurements as well as injection of rodents with chemicals such as anesthetics and analgesics, surgical perfusion fixation, preparation of tissue slices with a microtome, chemical staining and immunostaining of tissue slices.
Performs laboratory maintenance and research activities such as: general housekeeping, wipe tests, cell culture, preparing chemical solutions, media, and executing biochemical and molecular biology procedures such as histology, blotting, genotyping, immunofluorescence, real-time PCR, and DNA extractions.
Perform advanced laboratory research activities such as: managing mouse colonies, designing experimental procedures, animal surgery, microscopy techniques, imaging techniques, recombinant DNA techniques, protein purification, and hybridizations, etc. May participate in the design of research studies.
Independently compile and analyze research data using various relevant statistical computer software applications. Coordinate and maintains data reports and database files on progress of research. May receive, inventory, enter, and organize collected data.
Assist in preparation, generation, organization and presentation of data including statistical analysis on information such as tables, charts, graphs, and other computer graphics. Developing, interpreting and editing of literature, manuscripts, presentations, and research proposals.
Performs administrative duties such as: training and guiding students and/or other laboratory technicians: assisting in developing policies, procedures and/or methods for laboratory experimentation, ordering supplies, and maintaining safety compliance.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or in a discipline appropriate to position is required.
Other: 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 clinic or laboratory, as appropriate, or Bachelor's degree in unrelated field with at least one year of experience in a field directly related to the research of the clinic or laboratory, as appropriate. 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 : Possesses a knowledge of position requirements and able to perform position in compliance with all requirements/regulations/laws. Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory. Skill in statistical interpretation and data analysis using statistical software as well as spreadsheet and database software applications. Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed. Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. Maintains productivity and uses knowledge strategies to increase knowledge base. Able to make independent decisions that are a matter of significance.
Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgments. Ability to use a consultative approach to resolve issues in area of responsibility.
Effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Write and present information in a clear and concise way. Interpret and understand written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding.
Work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Demonstrate pleasant and positive interactions with other to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers. Reach compromise and consensus to influence and negotiate. Remain calm and manage conflict, and work well with a diverse workforce.
Hiring Range : Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource 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 Exempt Staff - E3303C
Employee ClassEmployee Class : Exempt Contingent IIExempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Organization: Medicine - Anesthesiology
Job Posting: Feb 12, 2018
Unposting Date: Mar 5, 2018, 4:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 81382
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
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, global 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.