Research Technologist

Maryland, United States
$14.00 - $19.23
12 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRO/2/CC
Starting Salary Range: $14.00 - $19.23
Status: Full-Time
Department name: Institute for Genetic Medicine 
Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30-5p/40 hours 
Location: East Baltimore 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The Research Technologist position will be critical to the testing of small molecules that recover function of CFTR, the protein defect in cystic fibrosis.

Under the supervision of a faculty investigator and laboratory staff, will be trained to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments which may include: tissue culture and basic/advanced molecular biology techniques and electrophysiological measurements.  Along with laboratory procedures, may also be responsible for maintaining lab upkeep and ordering needed materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures. Aiding with overall laboratory maintenance and organization will also be expected.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Responsible for aiding with project workflow using molecular techniques, such as: creating plasmid constructs used for cell transfection, and confirming creation of cell lines by PCR, qRTPCR, cell culture and electrophysiological studies.
  • Organizing and maintaining project database.
  • Lab maintenance, which includes: supply inventory, making reagents/buffers, dishes, and overall lab cleanliness.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Operate basic laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, pH meter, analytical balance, pipettors, spectrophotometer, fluorometer, electrophoresis equipment, digital photography equipment, and DNA thermal cyclers.
  • Operates lab computers for data analysis and data entry.


BS/BA, or equivalent, in biological sciences, chemistry, or related field and six months related experience.


  • One year of post-undergraduate experience in a comparable laboratory, or a significant independent research project, not related to normal course requirements highly preferred.
  • Exposure to medical environment

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

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