Faculty Position in Animal and Avian Sciences
University of Maryland
United States

Posting Details

Position Number: 125876

Title: Faculty Specialist

Functional Title: Faculty Specialist

Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con

Applicant Search Category: Faculty

University Authorized FTE: 1.0

Unit: AGNR-Animal & Avian Sciences

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

A position is available immediately for a Faculty Specialist to contribute to our multidisciplinary studies aimed at elucidating the molecular basis of chick neural crest cell development. The Specialist will conduct research, assist in the training of undergraduate and graduate students, and take part in the management of the laboratory of Dr. Lisa Taneyhill at the University of Maryland. Laboratory skills should include the ability to perform various molecular biology and biochemical assays, such as recombinant DNA/cloning; DNA, RNA, and/or protein blotting; and/or immunohistochemistry. Experience with microscopy, chick embryology, and tissue culture is highly desirable. For more information on the lab, please see http://www.ansc.umd.edu/people/lisa-taneyhill.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in a related field and prior laboratory research experience is required. Fluency in spoken and written English is required. This title cannot support J1 visa employment. Only persons who are legally able to work in the US will be considered.


An advanced degree (Research Masters) in Developmental, Molecular and/or Cell Biology is preferred. Experience with chick embryo model is preferred.

Posting Date: 09/08/2020

Open Until Filled Yes

Best Consideration Date 10/09/2020

Physical Demands

  • Lifting of medium weight goods (20-50 lbs eg: Centrifuge Rotors), handling tissue culture cells or zebrafish tanks, use of hazardous chemicals, radioisotopes, and compressed gases. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is regularly required to type at a computer or typewriter.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds up to 25 feet.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Employee may have to work in a room environment up to 83 F for extended periods.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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