Research Technologist

Maryland, United States
$14.00 - $19.24
25 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Classified Title: Research Technologist 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO/2/CC
Salary:  $14.00 - $19.24
Status:  Full-Time
Department: Oncology 
Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday/8:30-5:00pm/40 hours
Location: East Baltimore Medical Campus
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The Department of Oncology is seeking a Research Technologist to work under the general supervision of a faculty investigator or laboratory supervisor, the applicant will perform translational research towards development of molecular breast cancer biomarkers.  In addition, he/she will perform general laboratory tasks, which may include processing of human tissue/blood sample, cell culture, molecular biology procedures, ordering, equipment trouble-shooting, and instruction of other personnel. 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work requires basic use of scientific methods, procedures and techniques gained through previous training and experience.
  • Must have a scientific background, willingness to attend lab meetings and seminars.
  • Majority of responsibilities will involve processing/assaying clinical samples as part of on-going clinical investigations.  Significant contributions will be rewarded with co-authorship. A successful applicant will enjoy working as a team.
  • A successful applicant will be capable of performing advanced techniques in molecular biology, such as real-time PCR, after appropriate training. Critical thinking and attention to detail is essential.  Must work without cross-contaminating samples. 
  • Applicant must be able to follow established laboratory protocols, handle existing patient databases, practice good record-keeping, and communicate clearly orally and in writing.  Good organizational skills are critical.
  • The applicant will be expected to participate in general laboratory tasks, monitor inventory levels, order materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures. 
  • Must be capable of developing independence, and ability to instruct others.


BS/BA, or equivalent, in biological sciences, chemistry, or related field required.


Six months of post-undergraduate experience in a comparable laboratory, or a significant independent research project, not related to normal course requirements preferred.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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