The Research Specialist II will work in the Division of Gastroenterology and will interface with members of this and other labs in the Division. A qualified applicant should be capable of exercising independent judgment while participating in the planning of experiments and evaluating results. When needed, he or she will also provide training to other individuals who may be assigned to the laboratory on a regular or temporary basis.
The Research Specialist II will work design and perform fluorescence imaging, specifically RNA fluorescence in situ hybridization and immunofluorescence experiment for cells and tissues. The focus of the study is on capturing circulating cells and tissues, as well as analysis of tissue samples using RNA fluorescence in situ hybridization and immunofluorescence analysis.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Participates in planning studies and evaluating/interpreting test results utilizing detailed knowledge of research laboratory procedures and practices involving RNA fluorescence in situ hybridization and immunofluorescence experiment for cells and tissues. Independently works on projects and collaborate with other team members. Interact with undergraduate students and medical trainees also involved in the project. Specific lab experiments and experience will involve:
Cell culture and maintenance. Must be knowledgeable of good tissue culture techniques.
Use of imaging equipment including confocal microscope
Use of new equipment related to rare cell capturing.
Flow cytometry cell analysis and sorting
Patient sample processing including DNA extraction
Digital image analysis – annotating and computational analysis using a high-end software platform
Independent troubleshooting of technical and experimental issues
Selects, develops, performs and evaluates research methods; operates appropriate equipment.
Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, electronic mail, World Wide Web, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or test reports.
Is an integrated member of the research team. May be involved in establishing laboratory protocols. Will be asked to prepare reports on the analysis.
Exercises professional and scientific judgment and assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results. Engages in regular and continuous decision making having an impact on the success of the laboratory.
Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or related field plus two (2) years laboratory experience performing relevant techniques. Master’s degree, with related graduate research may substitute for experience.
* JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. 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. *
Related Master's degree.
Specific physical requirements for the job:
Sitting in normal seated position for extended periods of time. Ability to use a keyboard and move about. Ability to see and hear within normal parameters.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Specialist II Working Title: Research Specialist II Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: $38,920 - $53,520; Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday. 8:30am - 5:00pm, Up to 37.5 hrs/ week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002808-SOM DOM Gastroenterology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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