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University of Maryland, Baltimore Laboratory Assistant in Baltimore, Maryland

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) School of Medicine is now hiring a Laboratory Assistant for the Center for Blood Oxygen Transport and Hemostasis in the Department of Pediatrics. Under direct supervision, this position prepares collects, logs and labels lab specimens; sets up tests, and assists in lab activities and maintenance in support of three new COVID-19 related projects.

UMB offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to eligible employees. This position receives an annual leave package starting with 11 vacation days, 14 floating and observed holidays, 15 sick days, and 3 personal days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; professional learning and development opportunities; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.

Primary Duties:

  • Assists in preparing mixtures such as simple solutions, media, reagents, and stains by pouring, measuring and mixing liquid, powder, and crystalline chemicals following established formulas and procedures.

  • Logs specimens; labels tubes, bottles, and other containers and fills with specified solutions or materials as instructed.

  • Raises, tends, or harvests non-mammalian specimens as instructed.

  • Sets up specimens, materials, and equipment.

  • Operates and performs general housekeeping on laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, meters, microscopes, incubators, autoclaves, chromatographs, and chemical analysis instrumentation.

  • Cleans and sterilizes glassware; stocks shelves and drawers; separates and prepares laboratory materials for recycling.

  • Maintains chemicals and equipment inventory.

Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.

Education: High School Diploma or GED.

Experience: Six months laboratory work experience.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Working knowledge of laboratory operations, safety, and basic laboratory equipment. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; to measure and mix laboratory chemicals; to operate laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, meters, microscopes, incubators, autoclaves, chromatographs, and chemical analysis instrumentation; to lift, transport and deliver materials and stock laboratory supplies and goods; to wear and work in personal protective equipment.

Other: Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

Conditions of Employment: Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform job.

Based on the duties of this position, selected candidates are eligible to participate in the Bargaining Unit (Union).

*Salary Range: * $30,116 - $32,200

If accommodations are needed, contact Staffing & Career Services at

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.

Job: *Reg or CII Non-Exempt Staff

Organization: *School of Medicine - Pediatrics

Title: Laboratory Assistant

Location: null

Requisition ID: 21000065