Research Specialist II

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

General summary/purpose:

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to work as a Research Specialist II in immunology research at the Johns Hopkins University. The goal of the research laboratory is to uncover the cellular and molecular mechanisms of inflammation that contribute to asthma and other lung diseases for the development of novel therapeutics at the Johns Hopkins University under the supervision of a mid-career investigator.

This position would support Basic and Translational immunology research within the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine (ACCM). Develop assays and protocols for PI approval and design experimental approaches for research projects. Perform a range of sophisticated assays. Techniques of interest include but are not limited to, animal handling and surgery, mouse genotyping, tissue culture of human and animal cells, flow cytometry, protein and molecular biologic techniques (e.g., western blots, qPCR).

Specific duties & responsibilities:

Will assist the principal investigator in the writing of progress reports; maintain and update procedures; protocols and approvals for work with laboratory material; prepare presentations and summaries of experiments; aid in the preparation of manuscripts and grant submissions. Keep accurate, detailed laboratory records. Troubleshooting of technical and experimental issues supervision or direction from the PI when appropriate. Exercises professional and scientific judgment and assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results. Engages in regular and continuous decision making, under the supervision or direction from the PI, having an impact on the success of the laboratory.

Techniques of interest include, but are not limited to, basic mouse models of lung inflammation, possibly some surgery techniques in mice (e.g., ovariectomy, castration), cell isolation and culture from humans and mice, flow cytometry, protein extraction/isolation, ELISA, western blot, real-time PCR, and immunocytochemistry. A basic understanding of theory behind the experiments is needed. Work requires applying basic analytical skills to implement assigned projects, and to identify and trouble-shoot situations needing special attention. Following approved experimental protocols, health records need to be maintained in accordance with AALAC guidelines.

Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, electronic mail, World Wide Web, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or test reports. With the supervision or direction from the PI, work can involve use of image analysis software to analyze images of tissue sections

Monitors inventory levels, orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures. Interacts with vendors and obtains quotes. Helps maintain lab equipment. Keeps laboratory and surgical recovery areas clean and orderly.

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, molecular biology, immunology, or related field
  • Two (2) years of 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:

  • Experience in working with mice.
  • Master’s degree in biology, molecular biology, immunology, or related field;
  • 2-4 years of laboratory experience.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Experience with mammalian tissue culture.
  • Documented ability to work independently, but also collaboration with individuals from other research groups is required.
  • Must not be allergic to mice or rodents.

Classified Title: Research Specialist II
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB
Starting Salary Range: $39,309 - $54,053 ; Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM Ane Research
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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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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