Research Specialist

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 103768
Title: Research Specialist
Functional Title: Research Specialist
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: AGNR-VA-MD Regional Col Veterinary Med
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Manage a molecular virology laboratory; provide technical assistance to Graduate Students and Scientists in the laboratory. Assist faculty members in experiments. Conduct studies under the supervision of Faculty members. Responsible for day to day activities in the laboratory.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Science or related field required.
Familiarity with molecular biology & virology techniques.
Laboratory experience. Knowledge of animals and animal facilities. Ability to order and negotiate reasonable prices for lab supplies from vendors.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 01/30/2018
Closing Date: 03/01/2018
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration Date
Physical Demands

Help and/or carry out euthanasia, monitor autopsy facility, proper disposal of bodies and tissues, proper traffic flow through facility, proper clean-up and disinfection, etc. Ability to lift at least 10 lbs.

Diversity Statement:

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.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Unofficial Transcript
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
  4. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • UMD Job Site
    • Personal Referral
    • Washington Post
    • Baltimore Sun
    • Local Publication
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Education
    • INDEED
    • HERC
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Diverse Jobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • Other
    • SimplyHired
    • CareerBliss
    • Job Fairs
    • Monster.Com