Research Specialist

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Oct 29, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose

The focus of this position is to support technical and administrative aspects of a clinical translational laboratory with focus on retinal vascular disease. The research group is a dynamic and multidisciplinary research group consisting of a broad array of individuals at multiple levels of training. The position may require on-the-job training as well as travel to research sites for training and quality control purposes. The research topics encompass a range of methods to study retinal disorders that impact the structure and function of the retinal vasculature. We aim to develop new methods of diagnosis and treatment using state-of-the-art imaging techniques and treatment modalities. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with graduate level training. This candidate should be capable of independently learning new analytical techniques and who has significant expertise in one or more of the following areas: research protocol development and writing, IRB submissions, biostatistics, data analysis, human subject recruitment, retinal imaging (OCT, OCTA, Fundus photography, ERG etc), refraction, visual acuity assessment and familiarity with research administration. This position may include assisting with experimental retinal surgery in animal models includingin vivoocular imaging and visual function testing of animals. The ideal candidate will have one or more peer-reviewed publications and will be involved in preparation of documents, manuscripts and proposals for the principal investigator as well as the research team.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

1. IRB protocol development, submission and management

  • Prepare, edit and revision of IRB applications
  • Preparation and submission of IRB amendments and updates
  • Maintenance of IRB applications in good standing
    2. Human Subjects Recruitment
  • Assist with identification and recruitment of human subjects from clinical populations
  • Maintain organized database and records of research subjects
    3. Ocular Imaging
  • Perform diagnostic imaging for research studies including fundus photography, OCT, OCTA, ERG etc
  • Perform baseline ocular assessments including visual acuity and medical history.
  • Develop detailed imaging protocols for lab use
    3. Research
  • Make significant important contributions to the research, analyze data and prepare graphs/ charts, including statistics.
  • Contributes substantially to manuscripts, reports, and document preparation.
  • Present data to PI and colleagues by verbal and written means on a regular basis
  • Present information to the team in Journal Club and lab meetings
    3. Administrative
  • Assist with maintaining complex research equipment
  • Prepare, edit and revise research documents, reports and documents.

    Number of employees that will be supervised: N/A

Minimum Qualifications(Required)

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

One (1) year laboratory experience performing relevant techniques.

Master's degree, with related graduate research, may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by theJHU Equivalency Formula:18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the 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

Related graduate work experience is preferred.

Previous lab experience, especially with retinal imaging and human subjects research is highly desired.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Proficiency with PC/ Mac is required, including MS Word, Excel, as is an excellent math aptitude.

Statistical analysis, preparing charts, scientific writing, record keeping, reference management software (e.g. Endnote), charting software (e.g. Graphpad Prism) oral presentation, (e.g. PowerPoint)

Position Fixed End Date: 01/10/2022

Classified Title: Research Specialist
Working Title: Research Specialist ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MA
Starting Salary Range:$33,545 - $46,095 / Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule:Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p/
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location:04-MD:School of Medicine Campus
Department name: 10003003-SOM Oph Retina Service
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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School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus


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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