Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Retrovirus Laboratory within the Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology department is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented research technologist for a laboratory devoted to the study of the neurologic consequences of HIV. Under the general supervision of the Senior Research Specialist, the candidate will be responsible for performing molecular biology assays, mouse husbandry and related experimental methodologies, and laboratory maintenance and organization. Following initial training, the research technologist will follow established procedures and utilize aseptic technique to perform experiments, which may include tissue culture, PCR, Western blotting, reagent preparation, and other molecular biology techniques. Additionally, the candidate will work closely with post-doctoral fellows in the laboratory to maintain mouse colonies and perform experiments with models of HIV. The ability to think and work independently and as a team are essential to this role. The candidate should have a solid foundation in basic laboratory techniques and a strong fundamental knowledge of the underlying science. Individuals with prior experience in animal work and mammalian cell culture (sterile technique) are highly encouraged to apply.
Comfort with holding mice, immobilization/scruffing, and euthanasia to perform laboratory experiments with models of HIV
Mouse husbandry, including maintenance of mouse identity and genotype, logging and maintaining organization of mouse lines, providing support for weighing animals on a consistent schedule, and cage changing and feeding
Animal dissections of tissues, including brain, liver, kidney, and other organs as needed
Perform injection techniques, including retro orbital and intraperitoneal injections, for maintenance of transgenic mice
Tissue culture maintenance
Routine molecular biology assays
Laboratory maintenance and participation in cleaning of common laboratory space/equipment
Using universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials
General lab maintenance duties
Monitor inventory levels and orders supplies and reagents
Use software applications, including Excel spreadsheets, GraphPad Prism, Papers reference library software, and statistical and graphics software to interpret and analyze data, as well as generate figures, tables, and presentations from data
Maintain excellent written records
Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills
Trouble shoot and resolve minor issues that occur during the study that may occur
Read and summarize research
Participate in all mandatory meetings to develop increasing knowledge of assigned research and broader scientific field
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field required.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
One (1) year undergraduate experience in a laboratory performing relevant techniques.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent time management, punctuality, written and verbal communication, and record keeping skills are strongly preferred.
Classified title: Research Technologist
Working title: Research Technologist
Role/Level/Range: ACRO 40/E/02/CC
Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Fulltime
Employee Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Monday-Friday –8:30am-5:00pm 40hrs/Wk - Monday-Friday, 40 hours/week, flexibility needed due to COVID-19 laboratory reopening restrictions
Location: SOM Campus – Baltimore, MD
Department name: 10002778-SOM Comp Med Retrovirus Bio Laboratory
Personnel area (School): SOM – School of Medicine
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