Duties may include but not be limited to conducting experiments, analyzing data, recording and documenting results, presenting results in formal and informal settings, contributing to scientific publications, as well as working to support the Innovation Lab through helping with general organization, preparation of experimental reagents, and operation and maintenance of instruments. The work performed may also involve training employees and collaborating with non-UMGC researchers.
Major Job Functions include the following.
1) Laboratory experiments 70% - Carry out laboratory experiments under the direction of the UMGC Innovation Lab Group Leader - Work collaboratively with other staff and researchers - Troubleshoot experiments - Operate all related specialized instrumentation and technologies - Track multiple concurrent projects
2) Data Collection and Analysis - 20% - Accurately collect, analyze and interpret data using custom or vendor software - Evaluate and clearly communicate experimental results
3) Project Management - 10% - Create and track projects using the UMGC’s FMPro database - Keep detailed records of experiments, of sufficient quality to allow publication of results and full reproduction of experiments - Ensure that data and research materials are organized, maintained, and archived when appropriate, ensuring future access - Conduct regular meetings with supervisor to discuss the progress of projects - Communicate with clients and collaborators regarding project planning, status, and results - Coordinate experiments with other staff members
Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.
Required (Minimum) Qualifications: Position requires BA/BS and two years of related experience or a combination of education and work experience to equal six years. Major in science with focus in molecular biology, genetics, genomics, engineering, or related field. Experience in a laboratory environment. Ability to follow oral directions and written protocols precisely, independently motivated, able to manage time and meet deadlines, strong communication skills, meticulous organizational skills, reliability and accountability.
Preferred Qualifications: (Selection Criteria) Molecular biology laboratory experience. Experience with and knowledge of next-generation sequencing technologies. Familiarity with a scientific computing language such as Python, R, Matlab, or Perl. Rigorous and scrupulous attention to experimental detail. Ability to think creatively about scientific problems.
Internal Number: 340077
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