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Sr. Research Specialist

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Transcriptomics and Deep Sequencing Core serves the Johns Hopkins Community as well as the world- wide scientific community. The Core provides cost effective Single Cell and Next Generation sequencing and analysis enabling more researchers to access advanced transcriptomics services. We are a fast paced and growing lab that requires additional technicians to aid in sample processing and tracking and are seeking aSenior Research Specialist. This individual will be trained to process Single Cell sequencing samples, utilizing a variety of platforms, and prepare samples for sequencing on Illumina Next Generation sequencers.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Basic responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, 10X genomics library preparation (3’ and 5’ Gene Expression, VDJ, ATAC), Parse Biosciences, MissionBio Tapestri and other single cell library preparation platforms as needed.
  • Sample QC, troubleshooting and guidance for clients, providing educated guidelines and direction
  • Identify and select best options for experimental design, data collection, and interpretation based on literature review, technical training, advanced knowledge/understanding of activity, and collaboration with customers.
  • Contribute to writing peer-reviewed manuscripts and grants.
  • Refine or adapt methodologies to fit research objectives. Advise investigators on experimental design and research methods.
  • In collaboration with PIs will make decisions regarding research projects that may require assessment, revision of objectives, or altering scientific direction.
  • Perform miscellaneous laboratory related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or related field plus four years in a comparable laboratory performing relevant techniques.
  • Master's degree, with related graduated research, may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a related field.
  • Sequencing library preparation and Illumina sequencer experience.
  • Single cell library prep experience.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills, ability to exercise professional judgment and good written and oral communication skills is required.
  • The position may require flexible working hours to meet demands of clients.

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 the 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: Sr. Research Specialist
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC
Starting Salary Range: $45,650 - $62,850 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M - F, 8:30 - 5:00
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Bas Sci Inst Basic Biomed Sciences
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.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons or because the individual is pregnant or attempting to become pregnant. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, please visit:https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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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