Research Technologist

Maryland, United States
$14.00 to $19.25
05 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC 
Starting Salary Range: $14.00 to $19.25 per hour
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus 
Department name: 10001352-Biology 
Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences

General Summary/Purpose:

Performs biochemical and molecular biology assays and techniques with training and general supervision using baker’s yeast as a model organism. We are seeking a  Research Technologist to join a 12-person team investigating fundamental questions on the structure and function of chromatin in the model organism S. cerevisiae, using the full range of biochemical, biophysical, molecular genetic, and cellular imaging techniques.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs laboratory experiments by following common protocols or with instruction.
  • Uses basic science knowledge to learn techniques and methods of the lab.
  • Run lab tests and complete measurements assigned.
  • Gains problem solving skills through progressive training, understanding of the research and experience. Identifies and resolves common problems involved in routine research assays. Understands role of senior lab members and accepts constructive guidance. Increases own skill base knowledge of lab research.
  • Lab Management duties: Train users in standard equipment operation and routine lab techniques. Prepare, test and maintain standard lab equipment. Perform related lab maintenance, monitor inventory and coordinate purchasing of reagents.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational skills are required.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite. The technician should be competent in Excel, Powerpoint (or Keynote), Word, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
  • Liquid chromatography, tissue culture, autoclaves, thermocyclers, balances, pH meters, centrifuges, electrophoresis system, dissecting microscopes, and compound microscopes.

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