Sr. Research Specialist

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Aug 06, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose

Johns Hopkins University is seeking a Sr. Research Specialist to assist with management and supervision of ongoing projects in the Freel Meyers Laboratory within the department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences. This position requires advanced technical knowledge, scientific communication skills, and the ability to support collaborative research projects on the cutting edge of drug discovery research.

The successful candidate must possess extensive and exceptional technical and scientific skills in pharmacology, biochemistry and related areas. Chemical and chemical-biology expertise is also welcome. The individual must have previously demonstrated the ability to successfully manage multiple projects, including design and technical assistance with relevant experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and preparation of manuscripts and grant applications. This individual will also work closely with the principal investigator, junior and senior lab members, and project collaborators to ensure accurate, relevant and reproducible data is being generated and archived appropriately for future reference by other researchers.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Provide advanced technical knowledge of concepts, principles, practices and methods specifically used in drug discovery, including drug delivery andin vitroandin vivopreclinical development.

Work closely with the principal investigator and laboratory scientists—students, postdocs and research associates—in technical aspects of the design of research projects, experimental design and implementation, and data analysis and interpretation.

Assist principal investigator and/or lab members with writing and editing of manuscripts upon completion of projects.

Assist principal investigator and/or lab members with writing and editing of grant applications.

Provide feedback to principal investigator regarding the status of ongoing projects and take part in discussions of future research directions.

Maintain an advanced level of scientific skill and/or knowledge and stay current with developments and trends in the area of chemical biology and drug discovery.

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 permittedby the JHU equivalency formula.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Biochemistry or Pharmacology or related field, with up to two years related experience.
  • Four (4) years related experience in a comparable laboratory performing relevant techniques preferably in Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Chemistry/Chemical-Biology, or related field.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Proven technical knowledge and laboratory experience. Must have knowledge and experience within vitroassay development and assessments using common analytical techniques (e.g. HPLC, LC-MS) and cell-based assays. Technical knowledge and capacity to complete research projects in the relevant areas will be assessed by scientific publication record.

Excellent verbal and written skills are required. Demonstrated ability to successfully manage projects, collaborate, and assist in obtaining funding in the relevant research areas are required.

Knowledge and experience within vitropre-clinical pharmacology assessments and related assay development (including experience with HPLC, mass spectrometry, LC-MS), and small molecule characterization by analytical methods (HPLC, LC-MS).

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:Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm / 37.5 hrs per week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location:04-MD:School of Medicine Campus
Department name: 10003113-SOM Pharm Pharmacology
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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