Research Specialist II

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jul 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Genetic Medicine seeks a Research Specialist II who will be responsible for supporting specialized laboratory needs, training new technicians and troubleshooting within a genotyping research team. This role will also assist laboratory management with tracking supplies, laboratory organization and upkeep and day-to day processing needs as well as work with instrument field applications specialists and engineers to ensure equipment functions properly. This person will provide recommendations towards purchasing of new equipment and reagents in addition to teaching/training all lab staff on newly developed lab automation and workflows.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

    Provide immediate hands-on assistance for solving daily laboratory problems, troubleshooting equipment, software and reagent failures. Primary responsibility for extensive hands-on training of new technicians in all aspects of required duties. Assist laboratory manager in assurance of proper training at the completion of the new employee probationary period through formal evaluation and testing procedures. Training period is 4 months for initial chemistry (sequencing or genotyping). Cross training occurs as needed and if technologist will be staying long-term. Perform production genotyping duties of a specifically prioritized to All of Us Research Program (AoU) needs. Act as a liaison between lab manager, lab staff and AoU specific requirements. This includes specialized, nonstandard:
      Sample management Reagent requirements & purchases QC measures on samples Management of files from All of Us Research Program Processing of samples using unusual protocols or workflows Data return
    Responsible for assisting lab managers in:
      Establishment of up-to-date written laboratory protocols to support CLIA compliant AoU workflows Maintaining safety records Assuring compliance with QA/QC measures for equipment and production of genotyping data Maintaining service/maintenance records on all lab instrumentation. Assuring all required repair and maintenance visits are done in a timely fashion.
    Responsible for facilitating requests to the programming team in regards to Exemplar, Cerberus and any existing reporting for genotyping projects.
    Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

    Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry or related field. 2 years 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

    Knowledge of molecular biology theory and practice, especially PCR and lab automation. Experience in biomedical research or service laboratory. Experience in SNP genotyping or sequencing. Experience with Illumina chemistries and products for both SNP genotyping and sequencing procedures. Experience with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    Ability to interact with technicians in a way that creates an effective and productive work environment. Strong interpersonal, communication and organization skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize effectively. Ability to make good judgments independently. Strong work ethic and excellent work habits. Ability to utilize NT computers, multiple database instances and interfaces, all lab equipment and robotics.

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
  • Finger dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm, for example, using a keyboard.
  • Communication skills using the spoken word
  • Ability to see and hear within normal parameters.
  • Ability to move about workspace.
  • Lift, carry, move supplies, computers, etc.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for 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.

Classified Title: Research Specialist II
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB
Starting Salary Range: $38,920 - $53,520 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Mon- Fri 8:30-5
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location:School of Medicine Campus
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Genetics Ctr for Inhrtd Dis Res CIDR
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
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
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