Research Technologist

Updated: about 7 hours ago
Location: Maryland Line, MARYLAND
Job Type: FullTime
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Classified Title: [[Research Technologist]]
Working Title: [[Research Technologist]] ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC 
Starting Salary Range: [[Salary commensurate with experience]]
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: [[Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p / 40 hrs per wk]] 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10003189-SOM Sur Pediatric Surgery 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

General Summary/Purpose

The Nasr laboratory is seeking a highly motivated individual to assist in the studying of the neuroinflammatory mechanisms involved in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).  The lab will focus on establishing a murine controlled cortical impact model to study the effects of TBI on the neuroinflammatory response. Techniques will include flow cytometry (FACS) as well as 2 photon imaging.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Responsible for executing and interpreting experimental data while under the general supervision of a faculty investigator. Perform laboratory tasks and complete routine assays following common or established protocols and procedures. Work requires basic use of scientific methods, procedures and techniques gained through previous training and experience.  Uses basic understanding of theory behind experiments and applies basic analytical skills to implement assigned projects, and to troubleshoot situations needing special attention. Follows established procedures and protocols utilizing aseptic techniques to perform laboratory tests and experiments. Ensures the laboratory and equipment are functioning properly, which may include monitoring inventory levels and ordering materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, while under the supervision of a faculty investigator.  Counts orders upon receipt. Maintain records of attendance at regulatory/training sessions. Actively participate in conduct of animal experiments to generate controlled cortical impact model. Maintain intraoperative records. Monitor animals in the pre and postoperative period and maintain postoperative records. Perform necropsies to collect tissue and fluid specimens for analyses.

Interact with faculty, lab and administrative staff, students, postdoctoral fellows and outside vendors. Meet weekly with the PI and selected staff to review recent data, troubleshoot current experiments, review new experimental protocols and prioritize new experiments. Demonstrate organization, curiosity, problem solving, resourcefulness and flexibility.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

Six months of related experience.

Some related post undergraduate work experience preferred.   

Experience with Western blotting, PCR, and cell culture preferred. 

Ability to work well in groups.

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

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