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The University of Maryland is recognized as one of the preeminent public research universities in the nation. Faculty in the schools of dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and social work generated $479.8 million in extramural funding in FY13, contributing to important advances in basic science and applied research. An exciting portfolio of patented inventions is available for licensing. To fuel the translation of research and the commercialization of new drugs, diagnostics and devices, the University of Maryland established a 12-acre BioPark bringing much-needed laboratory and office space to the area and encouraging collaboration among biotechnology companies and the university.
The Shock Trauma and Anesthesiology Research Center (STAR), is seeking a Research Assistant, Laboratory. The multi-disciplinary research center dedicated to the study of trauma, its treatment, complications, and prevention. Research and education focuses on surgical outcomes, critical care and organ support, resuscitation, brain injuries, patient safety and prevention. The project sponsoring this position with STAR seeks to objectively measure the acquisition, durability, and decay of combat-specific surgical skills. Because extremity vascular injuries represent between 50 and 70% of all injuries treated during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and exsanguination from lower and upper extremity wounds is the leading cause of preventable death on the modern battlefield, this study will examine the utility of a training platform used to teach surgeons to quickly expose and control major vascular trauma.
Work will be under the general supervision of the Principle Investigator (PI) and Research Coordinator performing and assisting study related laboratory work including preparation of the anatomy lab for surgical evaluations, maintain supply inventory, organize files and records, and assisting evaluations. Successful candidates will be expected to have knowledge and experience with human anatomy, comply with applicable safety procedures and HIPAA regulations, possess attention to detail, the ability to lift and carry loads of approximately 20 pounds, exhibit initiative and reliability, and possess good communication skills and professionalism.
This key position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry or field of study related to the research of the laboratory.
The successful candidate will have comfort and experience working with human cadavers and the ability to work flexible hours as necessary.
UMB offers a stimulating and challenging work environment, competitive salaries, tuition remission, and excellent medical benefits, a variety of savings/retirement plans, up to 25 days of annual leave and 14 holidays, and an on-site athletic center.