Faculty Assistant

University of Maryland

United States

October 9, 2021


Posting Details Position Number: 126653

Title: Faculty Assistant Functional Title: Faculty Assistant Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con Applicant Search Category: Faculty University Authorized FTE: 1.0 Unit: AGNR-Animal & Avian Sciences Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship institution. 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.

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The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University's vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Faculty Assistant will assist other lab members with research into mechanisms how organisms transport and distribute the essential nutrients copper and iron, and properly regulate gene expression in response to these metals for normal growth and development. Our research investigations use worms, mice and cultured human cells as model systems.

The position will require maintaining active research projects under the supervision of the PI, including experimentation, data analysis, troubleshooting and preparation for publication. In addition, the Faculty Assistant will perform a variety of functions vital for the day-to-day operation of the laboratory, including: ordering supplies, tracking lab expenses, overseeing maintenance of equipment, organizing lab materials, preparing culture media, chemicals, reagents and providing support for animal experiments and administrative support as needed. For more information on the lab, please see https: // agnr.umd.edu/about/directory/byung-eun-kim

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a strong science background and a B.S. degree, preferably in life science (cell biology, genetics or biochemistry). Fluency in spoken and written English is required. Enthusiastic candidates with excellent organizational skills, time management, bench work in lab, a solid work ethic and excellent writing and communication skills are required.


MS degree highly preferred. Previous laboratory experience with molecular biology, biochemical techniques, such as recombinant DNA cloning, Real-Time qRT-PCR, protein blotting, immunohistochemistry and/or working with mice is preferred.

Additional Certifications: Additional Information: Posting Date: 09/13/2021 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Best Consideration Date 10/09/2021 Physical Demands

Lifting of medium weight goods (20-50 lbs eg: Centrifuge Rotors), handling tissue culture cells or zebrafish tanks, use of hazardous chemicals, radioisotopes, and compressed gases. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is regularly required to type at a computer or typewriter. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds up to 25 feet. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Employee may have to work in a room environment up to 83 F for extended periods.

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.

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