Sr. Research Specialist
General Summary/PurposeJohns 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 & ResponsibilitiesProvide 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.
- 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.