Laboratory Research Technician Assistant

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Southern Md Facility, MARYLAND


Posted: 04-Jun-24

Location: MD

Salary: Open


Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory

Internal Number: 494565


Department of Biological Sciences

Position Overview:

UMBC's Department of Biological Sciences is seeking a Research Assistant to assist with investigating the molecular genetics of cell migration and to manage laboratory reagents.

Why Work at UMBC?

UMBC offers competitive compensation.  This role starts at $46,736 (as of July 1, 2024) and has 11 days of vacation as well as winter break, spring break, and personal days for regular full time roles.  Tuition remission is also available. 

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The Research Assistant will promote the mission of the department by augmenting high-quality research through their own work directly, as well as by supporting laboratory groups and thereby improving productivity.

Primary duties include: 

  • Maintaining fly stocks
  • Performing routine genetic experiments
  • Maintaining laboratory organization and ordering supplies
  • Overseeing undergraduate workers
  • Performing microdissection of flies
  • Carrying out fluorescent immuno-stainings and microscopy
  • Employing basic molecular biology techniques
Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Associates degree preferably in a Biological or Chemical Science

Note:  Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Biology or a related field
  • Prior experience working with Drosophila in a lab setting
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Upload a cover letter and a resume.  

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

UMBC offers a rich benefits package including the following for nonexempt regular employees.

Generous Leave which includes accruing the following for full time positions:

  • 11 Days of Annual Leave  (increases with years of service)
  • 15 Days of Sick Leave  
  • 15 Holidays
  • 3 Personal Days

Tuition Remission :

  • 8 credit hours per semester
  • Tuition remission at UMBC for eligible dependents after two years of FT employment

Additional Benefits:

  • Life and disability insurance
  • Retirement/Pension plan
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Wellness opportunities
  • & Much more

Contingent II positions may include benefits . 

Benefits offered align with type (Regular, Contingent II, etc.) of position. 

Salary: Pay Range 09 (starting at $46,736 as of July 1, 2024) based on the University System of Maryland Pay Program
Hours: Full-Time
Type: Grant Funded
Additional Information: This position is Grant Funded, wherein employment is contingent upon award renewal.
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.    


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

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