The Department of Oncology is seeking a Research Technologist to work under the general supervision of a faculty investigator or laboratory supervisor, the applicant will perform translational research towards development of molecular breast cancer biomarkers. In addition, he/she will perform general laboratory tasks, which may include processing of human tissue/blood sample, cell culture, molecular biology procedures, ordering, equipment trouble-shooting, and instruction of other personnel.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Work requires basic use of scientific methods, procedures and techniques gained through previous training and experience.
Must have a scientific background, willingness to attend lab meetings and seminars.
Majority of responsibilities will involve processing/assaying clinical samples as part of on-going clinical investigations. Significant contributions will be rewarded with co-authorship. A successful applicant will enjoy working as a team.
A successful applicant will be capable of performing advanced techniques in molecular biology, such as real-time PCR, after appropriate training. Critical thinking and attention to detail is essential. Must work without cross-contaminating samples.
Applicant must be able to follow established laboratory protocols, handle existing patient databases, practice good record-keeping, and communicate clearly orally and in writing. Good organizational skills are critical.
The applicant will be expected to participate in general laboratory tasks, monitor inventory levels, order materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Must be capable of developing independence, and ability to instruct others.
BS/BA, or equivalent, in biological sciences, chemistry, or related field required.
Six months of post-undergraduate experience in a comparable laboratory, or a significant independent research project, not related to normal course requirements preferred.
Research assistant / technician
Baltimore , United States