Location: IMET/University of Maryland Baltimore County (near Inner Harbor)
Internal Number: 117137
The Lab Technician will help manage field and laboratory research on Chesapeake Bay organisms and habitats as part of the Tracy Lab at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology. Research in the Tracy Lab focuses on the health of marine ecosystems in a changing ocean, including the ecology and evolution of host-parasite interactions and the microbiome, spatial ecology, fisheries management, and restoration (https://allisonmtracy.weebly.com/). The Lab Technician will apply a variety of tools for studying these themes. The successful applicant will focus primarily on processing samples, conducting laboratory analyses, managing/ analyzing data, and maintaining an organized and well-functioning lab. Field sampling in Chesapeake Bay will be intermittent. There will also be opportunities for stakeholder engagement, communication, and professional training. Remote work is possible at low frequency (10% or less) and will fluctuate seasonally.
The successful applicant will join a vibrant community at IMET where labs address global marine issues using diverse approaches. In keeping with the strong IMET community, the Tracy Lab emphasizes a positive, collaborative work environment and values diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal on an annual basis based on performance and funding.
Minimum requirements are a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and experience in microbiology and molecular biology.
o Bachelor's degree in related field (e.g., ecology, aquatic biology, molecular biology, microbiology, marine science); if not immediately relevant, please explain the connections in the cover letter
o Hands-on experience working independently with molecular biology & microbiology techniques
Curriculum Vitae Your most recently updated C.V. or resume (2 page maximum)
Cover Letter Please state your research accomplishments and interests (See cover letter examples) (2 page maximum)
Contact information for 2 references (List in C.V. or in a separate document)
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Position available immediately
Closing date: Application review begin December 1, 2022 and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.
UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Application from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other traditionally under-represented group in the sciences are especially encouraged.
UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.