Full Time | Baltimore | Paid | Entry Level
The successful candidate will join a laboratory developing and utilizing cutting-edge, high-throughput genetic, functional genomic and computational technologies for dissection of complex genetic diseases. After entry level training, under the general supervision of a faculty investigator and laboratory supervisor, the individual will be responsible for performing routine genetic analyses in true research laboratory on a number of human disease projects. He/she will also contribute to general maintenance of the laboratory, equipment and supplies, fulfill laboratory compliance assessments and be willing to work with mouse models of human disease. The candidate will also present summaries and quality metrics of data generated in laboratory meetings.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Follows established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to perform experiments. These will require laboratory methods/techniques associated with genetics and molecular biology such as: DNA and RNA extraction from different tissue sources including saliva and blood, quantitative and qualitative analyses of DNA, RNA and proteins, genotyping and sequencing. The candidate will process, store, and log human and model system bio-specimens with meticulous care and accuracy. He/she will assist in the maintenance and handling of a mouse and fish colony as needed. Careful records of all experiments performed and assessment of quality of data generated is critical. Perform other laboratory techniques as needed.
Essential Job Functions:
This position will operate basic laboratory equipment and use various software applications packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or test reports. This position will also prepare solutions and reagents, maintain sterile ready-to-use glassware, keep inventories of lab stocks, and maintain laboratory equipment. Maintains accurate lab notebook and other data records.
QualificationsBachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or related field required.
Must have a working knowledge of one or more of the following disciplines achieved through undergraduate studies and laboratory experience: biology, genetics, and/or related fields. The candidate must be quantitatively inclined. Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software required. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
Relevant laboratory experience acquired through extracurricular activities or summer internships. Formal coursework or laboratory experience in genetics and mouse handling would be highly desirable.
Preferred QualificationsSome related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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