Research Technologist

Requisition #: 313704

Range: CC

Level: 2

Salary: $27,997-$38,480

Status: Full Time

School: School of Medicine

Location: School of Medicine Campus

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD

Resume Required for Application: Yes

Area of Interest: Research / Lab

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General Description

Seeking a Research Technologist to perform laboratory tasks and experiments following established protocols and procedures; help in lab organization; and assist laboratory members in experimentation in areas of cell/molecular biology and mouse physiology.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The laboratory uses cell culture and animal models to study mechanisms that enable organisms to adapt to energy and metabolic stresses (physical exercise, diet). Under the general supervision of a faculty investigator or postdoctoral fellow, the technician will help in lab organization (ordering; maintaining mouse colonies) and perform research for projects. He/she will:

Help in maintaining mouse colonies, including genotyping Assist laboratory personnel with experimentation, using basic cell and molecular biology techniques (cell culture; DNA, RNA and protein isolation; RT-PCR and westerns; immunostaining) Help in laboratory organization, including monitoring of inventory levels, ordering of materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, and preparing of buffers and bacterial plates.

Work requires use of scientific methods, procedures and techniques gained through 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. Candidates must be willing to work with rodents and should be highly organized, have good communication and time management skills, and work effectively in a team setting


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

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience in cellular, molecular or biochemical techniques.

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

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