The University of Maryland School of Medicine is currently seeking a Lab Research Assistant in the Department of Orthopaedics. This position is responsible for performing daily routine responsibilities in the lab in addition to assisting with multiple ongoing projects.
UMB offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to eligible employees. This is a contractual position that offers a generous leave package of 10 vacation days, 3 personal days, 8 holidays, and 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; professional learning and development opportunities; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.
UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.
Primary Duties:
  • 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, mouse colony maintenance and genotyping cell culture, histological sectioning and microscopy techniques, imaging techniques, recombinant DNA techniques, protein purification, and hybridizations. May participate in the design on research studies.
  • Compile and may analyze research data using various relevant computer software applications.
  • Assists in collection, preparation, and processing of specimens or cell or tissue cultures
  • Assist with literature research, editing and preparing manuscripts, scientific illustrations and computer graphics for publication.
  • Performs administrative duties such as: training and guiding students and/or other laboratory technicians; assisting in developing policies, procedures and/or methods for laboratory experimentation; and ordering supplies.
  • Assists with maintaining chemicals and equipment inventory.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry or field of study related to the research of the laboratory.
Experience using animals, histological sectioning and staining, and cell culture are preferred.

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.
Hiring Range: Approximately $42,000 – $45,000, commensurate with education and experience.
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. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu.
If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Job : Reg or CII Exempt Staff – E3303C
Employee Class Exempt Contingent II
Full Time/Part Time : Full-Time
Shift : Day Job
Financial Disclosure : No
Organization : School of Medicine – Orthopaedics
Job Posting : Sep 19, 2022
Unposting Date : Oct 3, 2022, 10:59:00 PM