University of Maryland, Baltimore department of Cardiac Surgery seeks a Lead Laboratory Research Specialist. The selected candidate will participate in multidisciplinary research projects involving cardiovascular physiology, molecular biology and bioengineering. The research in the lab focuses on applied cardiovascular disease, artificial organ development and biological responses. The research team consists of surgeons, cardiologists, engineers, biological scientists, residents and students. The incumbent will function as our chief biologist and scientist in a laboratory setting and is responsible for providing the highest technical expertise to research projects.
UMB was ranked one of America's Best Large Employers by Forbes Magazine (Feb 2021).
This EXEMPT position offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Leads independent projects related to biological responses of human and animals to use of artificial organs, including literature survey, experimental design, protocol development, lab-testing. The biological responses include blood biocompatibility (platelet activation, complement system activation, hematological alteration), tissue remodeling (structure change, molecular alteration, protein expression, gene regulation, etc).
Provides oversight for day-to-day laboratory operations including monitoring the budget, ensuring quality control and safety compliance, developing policies and procedures, and ordering supplies.
Conducts library research and participates in editing and preparing manuscripts, scientific illustrations and computer graphics for publication. Contributes to the preparation of journal articles and grant proposals. May assist with presenting research findings.
Leads routine and advanced laboratory research activities such as: preparing solutions, media, stains, and buffers; cultures and specimens; autoradiograms and photomicrographs, recombinant DNA techniques, oxidation and transport assays using radiolabeled compounds, protein purification, etc.
Prepare manuscripts, scientific illustrations, journal articles and grant proposals.
Reviews, writes and edits reports such as evaluation plans, test results, technical manuals, etc. to provide recommendations, conclusions, and other data.
Performs other duties as requested.
Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Biology, Chemistry or related fields (Masters or PhD preferred).
Experience: 5 years of experience in research environment or offered job related to molecular biology or biochemistry.
Other: Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Expertise and experience in molecular biology, Immunohistochemistry, hematology, flow cytometry, ELISA, western blotting, RT-PCR, and their principles.
Thorough knowledge of cardiovascular research, immunology, physiology and biology
Hands-on" experience with techniques, instruments and devices routinely used in biology research.
Detail oriented and well organized.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience (Low to mid $60K)
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu .
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Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - e3325e
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Medicine - Surgery
Job Posting: May 4, 2021
Unposting Date: May 19, 2021, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 170861
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.