Research Specialist II

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Oct 22, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose

Multi-disciplinary lab focused on regenerative medicine seeks highly motivatedResearchSpecialist/Lab Managerto lead, conduct, and manage a highly interactive group conducting research in human pluripotent and hemato-vascular stem cell biology. The manager will conduct laboratory research by contributing to both ongoing projects with other lab members, as well as in their own individual projects related to human stem cell biology.This positionrequiresexperienceinbothlabadministration andbasictechniquesinmolecularbiologyandtissueculture.The lab is highly collaborative, and located in state-of-the art facilities at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Institute of Cell Engineering.Our scientists focus on modifying and reprogramming human cells to answer fundamental questions in tissue engineering. The Institute provides an innovative environment to stimulate collaboration, and accelerate scientific progress:https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/institute_cell_engineering/

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Cell culture, maintenance, and gene transfer/editing of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC) and human embryonic stem cells (hESC)
  • Reprogramming of normal and diseased human hematopoietic cells and skin fibroblasts to hiPSC for disease modeling
  • Directed differentiation of hESC, normal and diseased human iPSC to vascular, neural, retinal, and hematopoietic lineages.
  • Maintain laboratory conditions, reagent ordering, supply inventory, execute proper disposal of biohazardous materials, and other administrative duties of lab manager
  • Manage animal health and breeding of normal and mutant strains of mice
  • Develop experimental designs and have primary responsibility for planning, implementation, evaluation and interpretation results; design process may be completed either in collaboration with the PI, or independently.
  • Coordinates and/or conducts multiple, concurrent assignments or a multi-faceted project, independently or by collaborating with others.
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret research data. Monitor documentation of results; review and recognize documentation, which may lead to modification and adaptation of research methodologies; adapt and/or modify experimental methods based upon interpretation of data.
  • Conduct library research; participate in editing and preparing manuscripts, scientific illustrations, and computer graphics for publication.
  • Oversee and assure laboratory compliance with regulatory requirements and JHU standards, policies and procedures.
  • Work with other research staff to prioritize and schedule projects.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS/BA in biological sciences, chemistry or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years’ laboratory experience performing relevant techniques in a comparable setting
  • Advanced degree may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

* JHU Equivalency Formula: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 in Biotechnology, preferred

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience with aseptic tissue culture techniques
  • Must have ability to follow molecular biology protocols accurately and carefully

  • Ability to maintain detailed experimental records is essential.

  • Operation of centrifuge, pH meter, analytical balance, incubator, spectrophotometer, light microscope, imaging systems and laminar flow hoods;

  • Familiarity with theory behind experiments; ability to apply analytical skills to interpret experiments using positive and negative controls.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of diverse individuals is essential.
  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, and analytical skills are required.
  • Histological and immunofluorescence methods for confocal microscopy of animal and human tissues. Image capture and data analysis of confocal microscopic images using image software
  • Performance of routine molecular biology techniques including RNA, DNA, and protein extraction, PCR, RT-qPCR, transient transfections for loss and gain of function studies, ELISA, immunoprecipitation, and immunoblot analysis
  • Experience in training and guiding rotating undergraduate research students is desirable
  • Special skillsin animal surgery and micro-dissection are highly desired.

Classified Title:Research Specialist II
Working Title: Research Specialist II ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB
Starting Salary Range:$38,920 - $53,520; Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am- 5:00pm; Up to 37.5 hrs/week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus
Department name: 10002936-SOM Onc Pediatric Oncology
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
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