Classified Title: Research Specialist II Working Title: Research Specialist II Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: $19.77-$27.18 commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Full Time; 37.5 Hours/week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001101-Epidemiology Personnel area: School of Public Health
Coordinate the day to operations of the specimen management and Virology laboratories. Work with a repository of frozen specimens for epidemiological studies. Responsible for key aspects of clinical research projects and quality assurance for state and federal regulatory compliance requirements for a certified clinical lab.
Speciemen collection and phlebotomy are desired, must be willing to be trained
Specimen processing following multiple study procedures, must pay attention to details
Specimen repository duties such as sample retrieval from mechanical freezers or liquid nitrogen units, being able to work in extreme temperature units without jeopardizing the inegrity of the specimens
Shipping biological speciemnes following IATA guidelines
Assist in billing management using various databases
Assist with supply ordering and inventory
Assist with equipment service contracts and maintenance
Assist in quality control operations
Must achieve and maintain certification in study procedures per study protocol as a condition of employment
Attend staff meetings and trainings as directed as well as montly conference calls with various study sites
Understanding and adherence to compliance and confidentiality policies and procedures
Understanding and adhering to CLIA guidelines in regards to immunological testing and reporting
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.
Knowledge of epidemiology, immunology, virology and serology required. Extensive experience in DNA and RNA required.
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.
Master's degree in a biomedical science is preferred.
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