Rotator Cuff Injury Analysis and Repair

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Job Description

The VA Maryland Health Care System Research & Development Service and UMB is recruiting for a Research Biologist to support a research project focused upon the analysis and repair of rotator cuff injuries. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree (Master’s or Ph.D) in a biomedical science discipline and experience in a wide range of molecular and cellular research techniques. Responsibilities include assisting the Principal Investigator in animal rotator cuff surgery, leading the research staff in muscle function testing and gait analysis, and reviewing outcome measures. S/he will also be expected to perform approved surgical and other research procedures, including survival surgery, on experimental animals including rabbits as an animal model. Additional duties will include carrying out biochemical and biological tissue experiments using histologic and other biological specimens, assisting with data analysis, and overseeing laboratory maintenance. The Research Biologist will be expected to work independently with minimal direct supervision from the Principal Investigator. S/he will provide training and supervision in research techniques to junior researchers including technicians, clinical fellows, and students.

This position is anticipated to be a term position (up to 4 years, renewable) filled at the Federal Government General Schedule (GS)-9 level. U.S. Citizenship is required for this position. Contact Dr. Gilotra ( if interested

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