Open Lab Manager position

 

We are currently looking to recruit a highly motivated and dedicated individual to act as our lab manager. The main duties of this position are to maintain our colony of research animals and to genotype neonatal mice using PCR approaches, to maintain the organization of our lab space, to act as safety manager and liaison with Environmental Health and Safety, to carry out purchasing and track lab finances, to maintain equipment, and to assist with experiments in coordination with postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.

The focus of our research is on understanding the physiological contributions of ion channels and GPCRs to the control of blood flow in the brain. We are interested in determining how this control is disrupted in dementia, and we aim to develop novel approaches to correct blood flow deficits in this context to protect the brain and/or rescue neuronal function.

Our particular focus at present is on two major threads, each of which is funded by the NIH. We are exploring the role of pericytes in brain blood flow control through an R01 provided by the National Institutes on Aging, and we are examining plasticity in the vasculature through a Directors New Innovator Award (DP2) via the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and an Innovative Project Award from the American Heart Association.

The department of physiology at the University of Maryland Baltimore is internationally recognized and has especially strong traditions in neuroscience, cardiovascular-renal biology, and reproductive biology. The University is located in Baltimore, adjacent to Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the Raven’s M&T Bank Stadium and within walking distance of the first-rate restaurants, shopping, and entertainment at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The areas of Mt Vernon, Federal Hill, Hamden, Fells Point, Canton, and Harbor East are vibrant, rapidly growing communities with excellent residential options. Nationally ranked schools from kindergarten through high school are found in Baltimore's many private academies and the surrounding county public school systems.

 

The ideal candidate will have a B.Sc in biology, physiology, pharmacology, neuroscience or a related discipline. Prior experience in PCR and familiarity with genetics and with vascular physiology is preferred but not essential. More important is dedication to, and passion for, cutting-edge research. Salary is determined by experience according to University of Maryland Baltimore policy and more detail can be provided by getting in touch.

Interested applicants should send their CV and references to:

thomas.longden@som.umaryland.edu