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Job Req ID:  9597

Research Technologist

The Department of Oncology is seeking a Research Technologist that will be working under the general supervision of Dr. Valsamo Anagnostou and Dr. Victor Velculescu and will be involved in maintaining the group’s biorepository and related database as well as performing routine analyses and tests on a human fluids and/or tissue.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:


Work requires basic use of scientific methods, procedures and techniques gained through previous training and experience. Candidate will be responsible for handling blood and tumor specimens from various clinical trials and will follow established procedures or protocols utilizing aseptic technique to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments which may include: peripheral mononuclear cells and plasma isolation, DNA purification, PCR, basic tissue culture, basic molecular biology, or other specialized histology and biological science techniques. May also be involved in next generation sequence analyses and other genomic studies. Candidate will use basic understanding of theory behind experiments and apply basic analytical skills to implement assigned projects and to identify and trouble-shoot situations needing special attention.


Will monitor inventory levels, orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures and be responsible for laboratory data entry and information retrieval from multiple online databases. 



BS/BA, or equivalent, in biological sciences, chemistry, or related field required. 



Some related post-undergraduate work experience desired.





Classified Title:  Research Technologist

Role/Level/Range:  ACRO/2/CC

Salary:  $13.72 - $18.87

Status:  Full-Time

Work Schedule/Hours:  Monday-Friday/8:30-5p/40 hrs

Department:  Oncology

Location:  East Baltimore

Personnel Area:  School of Medicine

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


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