Sr. Research Specialist

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Mar 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
General Summary/Purpose:

The Sr. Research Specialist will conduct and evaluate high-throughput assays and multiomics analysis to investigate a ZnT8-centric interactome engaged in proinflammatory ER stress in human pancreatic beta cells. They will work with the research team to develop diagnostic and therapeutic monoclonal antibodies. The range of duties includes, but is not limited to: project planning, experimental design, developing methodology, conducting procedures, modifying procedures as needed, data collection and analysis, laboratory management, project management, preparing reports, and communication and instruction. Work may include the training of staff, students and others in performing specific techniques or phases of experiments.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops experimental designs and has primary responsibility for planning, implementation, evaluation and interpretation of results. The design process may be in collaboration with the PI or completed independently.
  • Identifies problems, troubleshoots and analyzes variations observed and reported in regular testing protocols; modifies, refines or adapts techniques and procedures; modifies and/or adjusts quality control measures.
  • Coordinates and/or conducts multiple, concurrent assignments or a multi-faceted project.
  • Compiles, analyzes, and interprets research data using various computer software applications.
  • Monitors documentation of results; reviews and recognizes documentation which may lead to modification and adaptation of research methodologies; may collaborate with others. Adapts and/or modifies experimental methods based upon interpretation of data.
  • Conducts literature research and participates in editing and preparing manuscripts, scientific illustrations and computer graphics for publication.
  • Oversees and assures laboratory compliance with regulatory requirements and JHU standards, policies and procedures.
  • Work with research staff to prioritize and schedule projects.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Cell Biology and/or Biochemistry or related field.
  • Minimum of four years progressively related laboratory experience.
  • 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 Cell Biology or Biochemistry related field strongly preferred.

JHU Equivalency Formula: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.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Mammalian cell culture, immunofluorescence imaging and flow cytometry, cloning, genome editing, siRNA or CRISPRi library construction for functional genomic screening, animal studies including mouse immunization, tissue dissection and islet cell isolation.

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/8:00am-4:30pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus
Department name: 10003123-SOM Phys Lab Technical Services
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
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
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