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
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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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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
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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
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
Posting Date: 09/13/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 10/09/2021
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
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
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