Research Specialist

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Apr 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
General Summary/Purpose

Multidisciplinary vision laboratory seeks a motivated individual to help coordinate and perform research that characterizes and improves outcomes of primary cell culture from several ophthalmic issues, including glaucoma disease

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Responsible for inventory, culture, proliferation, and classifying primary cell tissue in culture.

Confocal and multiphoton microscopy of immunohistochemical studies of explanted mouse or human ocular tissues.

Perform various glaucoma model and optic nerve ophthalmic surgeries and intraocular injections in mice and rats, preparing and dosing animals in drug studies, measuring intraocular pressures via rebound tonometry, using injectable and/or gas anesthetics via commercial rodent anesthesia machine in accordance with USDA and AALAC.

Histological methods performed in this position include cryopreservation and epoxy preparation (embedding and sectioning) and subsequent immunohistochemical and/or morphologic studies of animal and human donor tissues.

Image capture, reconstruction, and data analysis for morphologic study using Imaris, ImageJ, Neurolucinda, and Metamorph software

Management of multiple mouse lines, including tailing and PCR for genotyping and maintaining database of mouse lines

Execute proper disposal of biohazardous materials, maintain laboratory conditions and other duties as assigned by lab manager

Prepare and carry out perfusion fixation of rats or mice, with micro-dissection of ocular and/or brain tissues.

Minimum Qualifications

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

1 year laboratory experience performing relevant 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

Prior experience in a cell biology, molecular biology, or neuroscience laboratory is desired.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Primary cell culture, histology, animal surgery and micro-dissection, confocal microscopy desired.

NOTE: this position requires working with rodents of a frequent basis. Those candidates with pre-existing allergies to rodents or cats and/or have asthma will be unsuitable for this job.

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, 8:30am-5:00pm, Up to 40 hrs/week
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus
Department name: 10002994-SOM Oph Glaucoma
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
Important legal information
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