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University of Maryland, Baltimore Research Assistant, Lab in Baltimore, Maryland

The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) is seeking a Lab Research Assistant to support the laboratory of Dr. Djorde Atanackovic. The Research Assistant will primarily process blood samples from patients receiving the COVID-19 vaccine (separate plasma, prepare PBMC), do relatively simple analyses, such as ELISA assays, and summarize the data, under supervision.

The UMGCCC is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center which conducts innovative basic and clinical research that will impact the understanding and treatment of cancer around the world and seeks to provide state-of-the-art clinical care to cancer patients in Maryland and beyond. Private, foundation, and government sponsors provide funding to the Cancer Center to provide medical research treatment to cancer patients.

UMB offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to eligible employees. This position receives an annual leave package starting with 22 accrued vacation days, 14 floating and observed holidays, 15 sick days, and 3 personal days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; professional learning and development opportunities; flexible schedules and teleworking options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform routine laboratory maintenance and research activities such as: general housekeeping, wipe tests, ELISA assays, preparing solutions, media, stains, and buffers; cultures and specimens; autoradiograms and photomicrographs, executing biochemical procedures such as electrophoresis, blotting, chromatography, and DNA extractions, etc.

  • May perform advanced laboratory research activities such as: animal surgery, microscopy techniques, imaging techniques, recombinant DNA techniques, protein purification, and hybridizations, etc. May participate in the design of research studies.

  • Compile and may analyze research data using various relevant computer software applications.

  • Assist with literature research, editing and preparing manuscripts, scientific illustrations and computer graphics for publication.

  • Perform administrative duties such as: training and guiding students and/or other laboratory technicians; assisting in developing policies and procedures and/or methods for laboratory experimentation; and ordering supplies.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education: Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or field of study related to the research of the laboratory.

Other: May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation.

May consider a combination of directly related experience and education.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of position requirements. Knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws. Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Ability to work cooperative with others and independently.

Hiring Range:Commensurate with education and experience.

If accommodations are needed, contact Staffing & Career Services at

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.

Job: *Reg or CII Exempt Staff

Organization: *School of Medicine - Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center

Title: Research Assistant, Lab

Location: null

Requisition ID: 2100006Q