Research Specialist

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 1, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Specialist to work in a clinical translational laboratory at the Wilmer Eye Institute with focus on retinal vascular disease. The individual will work with a dynamic and multidisciplinary research group consisting of a broad array of individuals at multiple levels of training. The position will require on-the-job training as well as travel to local research sites for ongoing multicenter studies. The research topics encompass a range of methods to study retinal disorders that impact the structure and function of the retinal vasculature. We aim to develop new methods of diagnosis and treatment using state-of-the-art imaging techniques and treatment modalities.

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with at least undergraduate level training in one or more of the following fields: Neurosciences, Visual Physiology, Ophthalmology, Image Analysis, Clinical Research, Biomedical Engineering or related fields. This candidate should be capable of independently learning new analytical techniques and will benefit from some experience in one or more of the following areas: research protocol development and writing, IRB submissions, biostatistics, data analysis, human subject recruitment, retinal imaging (OCT, OCTA, Fundus photography, ERG etc), refraction, visual acuity assessment and familiarity with research administration. The ideal candidate will have an excellent record of academic achievement and self-motivation. This position is ideal for individuals looking for experience in medical research or to develop important skills for later career growth.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Research

  • Learn and implement research protocols with supervision initially and then independently
  • Learn and implement basic and advanced human subject research methods and relevant regulations
  • Interact with human research participants in a polite, professional and confident manner
  • Make significant contributions to the group’s research, analyze data and prepare graphs/ charts, including statistics
  • Collect, organize and present information to colleagues by verbal and written means on a regular basis
  • Ocular Imaging
    • Learn and perform diagnostic imaging and assessments for research studies including fundus photography, OCT, OCTA, ERG etc
    • Help develop detailed imaging protocols
    • Troubleshoot problems with equipment and methods

IRB Protocol Development, Submission & Management

  • Prepare, edit and revision of IRB applications
  • Preparation and submission of IRB amendments and updates
  • Maintenance of IRB applications in good standing

Human Subjects Recruitment

  • Assist with identification and recruitment of human subjects from clinical populations
  • Maintain organized database and records of research subjects

Administrative

  • Assist with maintaining complex research equipment
  • Prepare, edit and revise research documents, reports and documents.
  • Support any aspect of administrative research needs for the group

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • B.S. or B.A or equivalent required higher or equivalent experience in Biological, Engineering, Public Health or medical sciences
  • Related graduate work experience is preferred
  • Previous lab experience, especially with retinal imaging and human subjects research is desired

* Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficiency with PC/ Mac is required, including MS Word, Excel, as is an excellent math aptitude
  • Statistical analysis, preparing charts, scientific writing, record keeping, reference management software (e.g. Endnote), charting software (e.g. Graphpad Prism) oral presentation, (e.g. PowerPoint)

Classified Title: Research Specialist
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MA
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Oph Retina Service
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Accommodation Information

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 Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@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. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. 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.

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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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
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