Research Specialist II

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Feb 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose

The Brain Science Institute is seeking a Research Specialist II. This job will employ cultured human induced pluripotent stem cells from a range of neurological diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and various cell types derived from these iPSC such as neurons and astroglia to study the molecular underpinnings of disease.

The research specialist will become proficient in the novel and modern methods of iPSC derivation, differentiation, and analysis.

We are looking for a proficient research laboratory specialist with a sophisticated understanding of techniques and a solid foundation in the underlying science, gained from professional experience. The individual will work independently and manage daily research projects.

The research specialist will participate in planning experiments and evaluating/interpreting test results utilizing detailed knowledge of research laboratory procedures and practices. The individual should be capable of independent judgment in the selection, development, performance and evaluation of research methods and operation of appropriate equipment.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Follows established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments which include: iPSC cell culture, immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, microscopy, and other basic molecular biology techniques.

Uses various software applications, such as Excel spreadsheets, electronic mail, World Wide Web, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or test reports.

Participate in the organization and operation of the laboratory. Performs general lab maintenance duties, may need to order and manage supplies and reagents of the lab. Will need to maintain excellent written records and electronic databases. Prepares solutions, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.

Uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens. Completes annual university biohazard/universal precaution/radiation safety training, as appropriate. Monitors biohazard/radiation safety standards and proper handling of potentially hazardous chemical and biological agents and/or radiation sources in the workplace. Monitors inventory levels and proper storage of materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures. Keeps current knowledge of vendors and suppliers of materials specific to the laboratory requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field.
  • 2 years laboratory experience performing related techniques.
  • Master’s degree, with related graduate research, may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by 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. 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

  • Some knowledge of and experiences with aseptic neuronal or glial culturing.
  • Understanding of microscopy and immunohistochemistry/immunocytochemistry.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Talented, creative and highly motivated.

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: 60003628-Neurodegenerative and Injury Program
Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University

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
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Important legal information
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