University of Maryland, College Park Faculty Specialist in College Park, Maryland
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Position Summary/Purpose of Position
The Targeted Drug Delivery group, led by Dr. Silvia Muro at the Department of Bioengineering & the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research, has open a faculty specialist position to participate in the lab research endeavors by providing technical support to general and specialized tasks.
To participate in research by assisting postdoctoral or student lab members in technical aspects of experimentation and analysis, such as preparation of buffers and chemical reagents, analytical measurements, maintenance of cell cultures, mouse genotyping and colony care, microscopy, etc.
To participate in regular lab meetings, and to report and record own lab activities.
To contribute to common lab supporting tasks, including ordering of reagents, maintenance of equipment, and technical training of new lab members.
A one-year part-time (50%) contract with competitive remuneration based on qualifications, and possibility for year-to-year extensions up to three years depending on performance and funding.
A stimulating, interdisciplinary, and innovative research environment, and an enriching training opportunity.
BS on any Biological, Biomedical, Chemical, or Pharmaceutical related areas.
Technical experience in preparation of buffers, cell culture, PCR, microscopy, and/or breeding of mouse colonies.
Other (preferred) requirements:
- Good oral and written communication skills, reliability, high ethics and integrity, must work well within a team and independently.
Sedentary work, occasionally carrying packages up to 10 pounds, and frequently carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving regular lab objects. Typical lab activities involve repetitive movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Continuous visual activities include preparing and analyzing data, transcribing, viewing a computer terminal, and reading.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
Position Number: 112173
Title: Faculty Specialist
Functional Title: Faculty Specialist
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: .50
Unit: ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Posting Date: 03/13/2018
Open Until Filled: Yes
Best Consideration Date: 04/01/2018