Research Specialist

Maryland, United States
12 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MA
Salary:  $51,975-$71,497
Status:  Full-Time
Department:  Institute for Genetic Medicine
Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday/8:30-5p/37.5 hours
Location: East Baltimore 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The Research Specialist will develop assays and protocols for PI approval and design experimental approaches for research projects.  Perform a wide range of sophisticated assays. Make significant/important contributions to various aspects of research efforts. May include troubleshooting, independent decisions and training/guidance of other lab personnel.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assigned daily research projects.
  • Utilize specialized knowledge to interpret results, e.g. reading controls, evaluate results.
  • Order equipment and supplies, interface with vendors.
  • Use scientific knowledge and lab experience to make judgments and decisions. Works independently.
  • Guide, direct and facilitate problem solving for entry-level lab members on day-to-day problems with more challenging research assays.
  • Make scientific contribution to protocol development, efficiency, and productivity.  Collaborate in development of new techniques and instruments.
  • Apply published research methods to current experimental work by investigating published protocols and discussing them with PI.
  • May scientifically contribute to writing of manuscripts and grants. Process analyzed data into figures for scientific publications.


  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry or related field.
  • Two years laboratory experience performing relevant techniques.
  • Master’s degree, with related graduate research, may substitute for experience may be substitute for experience.

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

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