Research Technologist

Requisition #: 315086

Range: CC

Level: 2

Salary: $34,000 - $36,075 annually

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

Contact: Human Resources - (410) 955-2990

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General Description

The Research Technologist will perform laboratory tasks and complete routine assays following common or established protocols and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Perform laboratory experiments by following common protocols or with instruction. Uses basic science knowledge to learn techniques/methods of the lab. Gain problem solving skills through progressive training, understanding of the research, and experience. Run lab tests and complete measurements assigned. Identify and resolves common problems involved in routine research assays. Understands the role of senior lab members and accepts constructive guidance. Increases own skill base and knowledge of lab research and relevant assays. Train users in standard equipment operation and routine lab techniques and procedures. Set-up experiments based on defined standards. Collect project data. Prepare, test and maintain standard laboratory equipment. Perform related laboratory maintenance, monitoring inventory of supplies, cleaning equipment.

The successful applicant will have direct experience caring for and breeding mice/overseeing functional assays in cultured cells. Mice will be maintained, bred, and careful records will be kept on a computer database/lab notebook. Behavior and health of mice will be monitored daily. Mouse tails will be clipped, DNA will be extracted, and the genotypes of mice will be determined by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Alternatively, the applicant should have significant experience in tissue culture or with genome engineering technologies. Up to 25% of time will be spent on general laboratory work, such as unpacking and storing supplies and media, radioactivity wipe tests, maintenance of laboratory records and databases, and assisting with experiments of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Successful individual should be meticulous, curious and driven to obtain correct answers without bias.


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

Preferred Qualifications

Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred. Practical experience with mouse husbandry.

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

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