Proficient research and/or clinical staff with a sophisticated understanding of laboratory maintenance and management and a solid foundation in the quantitative and qualitative research techniques, gained from professional laboratory and research experience. Maintain and manage the biospecimens by following established procedures and protocols. Participate in the design of experiments and analyze data. Work independently and manage daily research projects. In collaboration with the principal investigator develop and coordinate projects, experimentation, data collection/maintenance, and organization of the laboratory. Identify and resolve problems and use analytical and decision making skills to implement assigned projects. Produce and maintain meticulous laboratory notes / documentation and contribute to result in presentations and manuscripts.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Design and manage experiments and the development of research protocols.
Function scientifically in lab similarly to post-doctoral fellow. Make intellectual contribution to scientific research interests of the lab. Apply independent thought to make decisions with PI. Make decisions regarding research projects that may require assessment, revision of objectives, or altering scientific direction; considers resources and lab priorities when making decisions.
Responsible for filing, maintenance and management of biospecimens collected from research studies;
Responsible for recording, updating, reviewing the online and offline biospecimen inventories;
Responsible for recording and reporting laboratory activities and outcomes;
Responsible for communications between research staff and technicians from collaborative laboratories. Enhance problem solving through interactions and discussions with collaborators or senior researchers at meetings and or professional presentations.
Responsible for routine operational activities including ordering supplies and materials.
Participate in literature review and data analysis.
Contribute to writing grants, co-author publications as required, and contribute original thoughts, hypotheses, and analysis to write reports, abstracts and manuscripts.
May provide work direction to staff.
Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
Equipment, Machine, or Tool Requirements:
Computer and Laboratory equipment Operates lab equipment such as low temp freezers and centrifuges
Bachelor’s degree in epidemiology, biological science, chemistry or related field required.
Four years related clinical and/or research laboratory experience performing relevant or related techniques required. Advanced knowledge of good lab practices required. Individual must to work independently, under minimal supervision with strong decision making skills and good judgment. Advanced organizational skills required. Excellent record keeping and documentation skills required. Proficient with quantitative data analysis using SAS or Stata.
Work Environment /While performing the duties of this job:
Work will require physical work, including standing, walking, climbing, bending and reaching. Daily tasks include lifting (20+ lbs).
Frequently required to traverse throughout the laboratory; to other work areas on campus. In some areas work space may be confined. May be required to climb on step ladder to complete some assignments. The employee is required to operate computer keyboard, laboratory instruments, and small laboratory tools such as pipettes.
Prolonged vision requirements including viewing computer screen, paper reports/documents, laboratory notes, charts and results.
Laboratory environment – Lab has biological hazards including infectious materials. Assistance with regulatory compliance for IBC Radiation Safety will be required.
Exposure to toxins and infectious agents exist, but potential for personal injury or harm is minimized if established safety and health precautions are followed. Must refer to and are expected to comply with proper laboratory protocols and safety policy/procedures, and be familiar with material data safety sheets in assigned work areas. Working in laboratory where there may be discomforts due to odors, noise, temperature fluctuations, and working around lab equipment. Use of personal protective equipment may be advised or required.
May be required to complete annual competency review, and must insure compliance with Johns Hopkins Policy, Laboratory Policy & Procedure, Health, Safety & Environment regulations, and all applicable privacy & confidentiality laws/practices.
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