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Laboratory Research Assistant OR Laboratory Research Specialist

University of Maryland, Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 16, 2024

Job Details

Open Rank: Laboratory Research Assistant OR Laboratory Research Specialist

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Sarcoidosis Center of Excellence has an exciting opportunity for an Open Rank: Laboratory Research Assistant or Laboratory Research Specialist.

The Sarcoidosis Center of Excellence seeks to understand sarcoidosis pathogenesis using basic and translational investigations targeting pulmonary sarcoidosis pathogenesis. We are seeking a pro-active and organized Research technician to join our team. These investigations involve basic and translation investigation of the role of adaptive immune cells and gut microbiota in progression of lung fibrosis. These investigations involve collection of human and murine specimens. They also will aid with regulatory aspects such as obtaining IACUC and Institutional Biosafety Committee approvals, and working with lab technicians, postdoctoral fellows, and trainees. The laboratory research technician must have expertise in immune technology, such as flow cytometry, immunoblot analysis, ELISA assays and molecular analyses.

Now in its third century, the University of Maryland School of Medicine was chartered in 1807 as the first public medical school in the United States. It continues today as one of the fastest growing, top-tier biomedical research enterprises in the world -- with 46 academic departments, centers, institutes, and programs, and a faculty of more than 3,000 physicians, scientists, and allied health professionals, including members of the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences, and a distinguished two-time winner of the Albert E. Lasker Award in Medical Research.

Benefits: Exempt Regular

UMB offers a comprehensive benefits package that prioritizes wellness, work/life balance, and professional development. This position participates in a retirement program that must be selected and is effective on your date of hire. Exempt regular staff receive a generous PAID leave package that includes over 4 weeks of vacation accrued each year, 15 paid holidays, 3 personal leave, unlimited accrual of sick time, and comprehensive health insurance; professional learning and development programs; tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any University System of Maryland school; and flexible work schedules and teleworking options (if applicable per job).

Essential Functions - Laboratory Research Assistant:
  • Performs day to day laboratory maintenance and research activities such as: general housekeeping, wipe tests, ELISA assays, preparing solutions, media, stains, and buffers; cultures and specimens; autoradiograms and photomicrographs, executing biochemical procedures such as: electrophoresis, immunoblotting, chromatography, and DNA extractions, etc.
  • May perform advanced laboratory research activities such as: animal surgery and harvest, human cell immune functional assays, such as CSFE, microscopy techniques, imaging techniques, recombinant DNA techniques, protein purification, flow cytometry, and hybridizations, etc. May participate in the design of research studies.
  • Compile and may analyze research data using various relevant computer software applications.
  • Assist with literature research, preparing and editing manuscripts, statistical analysis using Graph Prism, Biorender scientific illustrations and computer graphics for publication.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Essential Functions - Laboratory Research Specialist:
  • The Specialist administers day-to-day laboratory operations including monitoring the budget, ensuring quality control and safety compliance, and ordering supplies for the laboratory. Maintains proper operation of research equipment, ensuring proper operation records, cleaning, ordering of required components and explaining/resolving technical issues.
  • Establishes and maintains database files and reports using computer applications such as Microsoft Excel/Access.
  • Perform data checks, audits, and data cleaning. Check validity and accuracy of data ensuring compliance with quality control requirements and study relevance.
  • May provide working coordination and feedback to others.
  • Performs day-to-day operational duties such as: monitoring the budget; budget negotiation and review, ensuring quality control and safety compliance; serving as liaison with IRB, submitting invoicing, develops policies, procedures, and/or methods for laboratory experimentation; and ordering supplies.
  • Searches relevant literature, develops conclusions on research findings, writes reports, prepare, and deliver presentations of relevant findings and conclusions, and recommends appropriate actions. May conduct library research and contributes to the preparation and writing of research findings for publication of journal articles and grant proposals.
  • Provides training to less experienced researchers; assisting in developing and submitting grants, papers, abstracts, manuscripts and presenting studies; developing protocol manuals and data collection instruments; participating in field visits, responding to requests and questions from individuals, institutions, government agencies, and funding agencies; and participating in the design of research studies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications :

Minimum Qualifications - Laboratory Research Assistant

Education: Bachelor's degree in a scientific field of study related to the research of the clinical setting.

Experience: none

Minimum Qualifications - Laboratory Research Specialist

Education: Bachelor's degree in a scientific field of study related to the research of the clinical setting.

Experience: Three (3) years of experience including two (2) years in the relevant research specialization.

Other: May consider a combination of directly related experience and education

Knowledge of position requirements. Knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws. Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Ability to work cooperatively with others and independently. Ability to demonstrate, understand, apply, and adhere to the UMB Core Values of Respect and Integrity, Well-being and Sustainability, Equity and Justice, and Innovation and Discovery.

Hiring Ranges: Commensurate with education and experience

Laboratory Research Assistant - $45,000 - $50,000

Laboratory Research Specialist - $60,000- $64,000

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. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at .

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request . You may also contact . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.


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