Sr. Research Specialist

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Aug 04, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose

A Sr. Research Specialist is sought to carry out independent projects, make research project decisions that may alter research objectives and direction in the Holland laboratory at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.The Holland laboratory is interested in the molecular mechanisms that control accurate chromosome distribution and the role that mitotic errors play in human health and disease. Our work utilizes a combination of chemical biology, biochemistry, cell biology and genetically engineered mice to study pathways involved in mitosis and their effect on cell and organism physiology.The Sr. Research Specialist will also provide general support to the laboratory by training new students and performing general laboratory tasks. Please see our website for more details on our research (www.hollandlab.com).

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Apply knowledge and skills gained through education and experience to make intellectual contribution and to pursue independent research projects in the interest of the laboratory’s scientific objectives.

  • Develop, design and manage substantial research projects. Perform experimental techniques including genetically manipulating human cell lines, genome editing, mouse husbandry, cloning and sequencing plasmid constructs, molecular biology techniques, microscopy, Co-IP andin vitrobiochemical assays.
  • Design, optimize and execute new experimental protocols. Apply independent judgment in conducting experiments and evaluating next courses of action.
  • Maintain database, perform data analysis, evaluate results, prepare graphs/charts/figures,and cintrubyte ti wrutung peer-reviewed publications and grants.
  • Perform general laboratory support such as managing and organizing laboratory equipment, monitoring inventory levels, ordering materials and supplies, preparing specialized buffers and reagents to support all lab members, operating and maintaining basic laboratory equipment such as centrifuge, pH meter, analytical balance, incubator, spectrophotometer, light microscope.
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications(Required)

Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field.

Four (4) years experience in a comparable laboratory performing relevant techniques.

Master's degree, with related graduate research, may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree majoring in biological sciences or a related field.
  • Independent research project not related to normal course requirements strongly preferred.
  • Experience with cloning/molecular biology and/or mouse models preferred.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Self-motivated and actively seeking to increase skills, expertise and knowledge-base.
  • Able to work independently or in team-based setting and coordinating own objectives with those of laboratory colleagues and team members. Interacting with and/or training other lab members.

Classified Title: Sr. Research Specialist
Working Title: Sr. Research Specialist ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC
Starting Salary Range:$45,195 - $62,225/ Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule:37.5 hours/week; some weekends required
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location:04-MD:School of Medicine Campus
Department name: 10002895-SOM MBG Molecular Biology and Genetics
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
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