Research Technologist

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

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC 
Starting Salary Range: $14.00-$19.25 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full-Time 
Schedule: Working 40 hours per week; Monday-Friday 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001066-Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

General Summary/Purpose:

The research technologist will set up and perform experiments studying the molecular mechanism of kinases.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

The Research Technologist will investigate the molecular mechanisms that govern eukaryotic signaling pathways in the Kavran Lab. The primary duties and responsibilities of the employee will include: carrying out a research project on the activity of the Hippo pathway using a combination of in vitro and cell-based methods, contributing to general lab maintenance, preparing stock solutions, buffers and media, generating recombinant DNA constructs, maintaining lab databases of reagents (strains, plasmids, antibodies etc.), managing supplies, ordering consumables, maintaining records, and upholding safety regulations.

Independent research:

The technologist will conduct independent research and collaborate with other members of the lab in their research projects. Lab management duties:

  • Contribute to the making of lab stock reagents. 2. Maintaining and organizing bacterial clones, cell lines, and other common lab reagent collections.
  • Managing supplies, ordering consumables and maintaining records, and upholding safety regulations.

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

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

Preferred qualifications:

Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred. Previous experience with molecular biology, biochemistry, and microscopy and worm genetics is strongly preferred.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities: Excellent organizational skills are required. Ability to exercise professional judgment and good written and oral communication skills is desired. Independent judgment and strong organization skills are required. Excellent organizational skills, communication, record keeping, and ability to take direction are very important. A strong understanding of tissue culture and/or protein purification is a plus. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite.

The technician should be competent in Excel, PowerPoint (or Keynote), Word, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

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

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