Research Technologist

Maryland, United States
$14.00 - $19.25
15 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC 
Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: [[$14.00 - $19.25]]
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: [[Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p ]] 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001154-W Harry Feinstone Dpt Molec Mblgy Imlgy 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

General Summary/Purpose

Perform laboratory tasks and complete routine assays following common or established protocols and procedures.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Uses basic science knowledge to learn techniques/methods of the lab.
  • Gains problem solving skills through progressive training, understanding of the research, and experience.
  • Run lab tests and complete measurements assigned.   
  • Identify and resolves common problems involved in routine research assays.
  • Train users, including students in standard equipment operation and routine lab techniques and procedures.
  • Set-up experiments based on defined standards and collects project data.
  • Prepare, test, and maintain standard laboratory equipment.
  • Perform related laboratory maintenance, monitoring inventory of supplies, cleaning equipment.
  • Aids in preparation of manuscripts.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Six months related experience.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Tissue culture, standard laboratory techniques, e.g. gel electrophoresis, western blotting, RT-PCR, fluorescent microscope, etc.
  • Ability to work with computer programs, e.g. word, excel, statistics software.

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

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