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Qualifications: B.S. in Biology/Molecular Biology/Marine Science or related field required. Minimum of 1 year experience in aquatic animal health or similar field.
Responsibilities: University of Maryland Baltimore County’s Department of Marine Biotechnology located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is seeking a Faculty Research Assistant for the laboratory of Dr. Colleen Burge. The selected candidate will understand aquatic organism husbandry, sampling, and quarantine procedures. He or she will demonstrate the ability to work independently, perform marine disease ecology, microbiology, and molecular biology tasks, and have working knowledge of basic laboratory equipment and have the ability to operate standard equipment (i.e. autoclave and
centrifuge). The candidate is expected to partake in either field or laboratory sampling of marine organisms and perform general molecular biology and microbiology laboratory duties, including sterile technique, isolation of micro-organisms, DNA/RNA extractions, PCR, RT-PCR, gel electrophoresis, cloning of genes, and plasmid preparation. Responsibilities also include preparing solutions, buffers, and ordering supplies.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Position Available: Immediately
Applications: Interested applicants should send a letter of application & curriculum vitae including three references (name, affiliation, phone number, and e-mail address) in PDF format via email to Applicants will receive an e-mail from “Box” confirming receipt of the e-mail with attached files.
Closing Date: Application review will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.

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