Under the supervision of a faculty investigator, is responsible for independently performing routine analyses and tests on animal or human fluids and/or tissue or cultured cell lines. Work requires basic and advanced use of scientific methods, procedures and techniques gained through previous training and experience. Uses understanding of theory behind experiments and applies analytical skills to implement assigned projects, and to identify and trouble-shoot situations needing special attention.
Follow established procedures or protocols and utilizes appropriate technique to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments, which may include: tissue culture, cell separation methods, electrophoretic separations, assays, basic and advanced molecular biology, or other specialized histology and biological science techniques.
May utilize in vivo models in experiments.
Extract DNA and perform molecular tests such as genotyping and DNA sequencing.
Analyze genotyping and sequencing results.
Maintain large colony of mice, including breeding, genotyping and record maintenance.
Design and perform drug trials for various mouse models.
Assist in general maintenance of the laboratory as needed.
Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field.
Six months of post-undergraduate experience in a comparable lab or significant research project, not related to normal course requirements.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Has No patient contact, but significant mouse contact.
Basic understanding of molecular biology and genetics.
Requires the ability to safely operate scientific laboratory equipment.
Requires flexible work hours beginning as early as 6:00 a.m. and/or ending as late as 6:00 p.m.
The job requires superior organizational skills for time and data management.
Ability to function well in a team production setting is necessary.
Machines/equipment used: Robotic and manual liquid handlers, common laboratory equipment, and PC computers.
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: Casual
Employee Status: Non-Exempt
Location: MRB 532 - 733 N. Broadway, Baltimore, MD – East Baltimore
Department name: 10002890-SOM Genetics Dietz Smilow Marfan Rsch - Genetic Medicine
Personnel area (School): SOM – School of Medicine
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