Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 107588-en_US
We are seeking a Research Specialist II. This position is available to carry out research on ocular and orbital disease processes.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- This individual will participate in planning studies and evaluating/interpreting test results utilizing a basic and learned knowledge of research laboratory procedures and practices involving ocular tumors and orbital inflammatory disease.
- Contribute to selecting, developing, performing and evaluating research methods; operate appropriate equipment.
- Plan and perform tissue culture experiments.
- Prepare manuscripts and perform data analysis with co-authorship, may present at national meetings.
- Responsible for laboratory maintenance, preparing solutions and media and ordering supplies.
- Identify and report problems in completion of routine lab processes.
- Careful record keeping of sample information and results to guarantee quality of experimentation.
- Troubleshoot technical and experimental issues.
- Use various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, electronic mail, World Wide Web, statistical packages, and graphics packages.
- Use good practices for data record keeping and analysis.
- Maintain cell lines.
- Perform mouse colony maintenance and generating mouse strains (breeding and genotyping of mice).
- Process tissue for and perform qPCR and PCR, histology, in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, and immunoblotting.
- Use sterile techniques to avoid contaminating lab experiments.
- Use universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens.
- Monitor inventory levels and proper storage of materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.
- Keep current knowledge of vendors and suppliers of materials specific to the laboratory requirements.
- Execute proper disposal of biohazardous materials, maintain laboratory conditions and other duties as assigned.
- Supervise and train trainees and new hires in the lab.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Ability to maintain meticulous written records, independently design and carry out experiments, and interpret results.
- Ability to read and interpret scientific articles.
- Motivation and ability to interpret, troubleshoot and improve experiments.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field.
- Two 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.
- Master's Degree.
- Experience with pipetting, PCR, and basic chemistry background to be able to make reagents.
- Tissue culture experience.
- Flow cytometry experience.
- Experience with CRISPR gene editing, and metabolism research would be especially beneficial.
Classified Title: Research Specialist II
Starting Salary Range: $40,100-$55,140-$70,180 Annually (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday - Friday - 8:30 - 5:00-some weekends required.
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM Oph Oculoplastics
Personnel area: School of Medicine
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Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
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.
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