We are looking for an experienced researcher for the position of a Research Specialist II. This position will be working in the productive environment of a federal and privately funded laboratory. The laboratory focuses on the development of innovative gene therapies for the treatment of cancers, including immune- and AAV-based approaches.
This position requires a proficient and experienced laboratory scientist with a sophisticated understanding of techniques and a solid foundation in the underlying science. Successful candidate can conduct research independently or with minimal supervision, with knowledge of molecular biology and genomic analysis. This individual participates in the design of experiments, analyzes data, and may contribute to manuscripts. He/She will provide training to other individuals who may be assigned to the laboratory on a regular or temporary basis.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Participates in planning experiments and evaluating/interpreting test results utilizing detailed knowledge of research laboratory procedures and practices.
Operates basic laboratory equipment such as centrifuge, pH meter, analytical balance, scintillation counter, spectrophotometer, light microscope, and/or utilizes laminar flow hood. May also utilize other sophisticated instrumentation such as fluorescence, luminescence spectrophotometer and experience with flow cytometry is preferred.
Analyzes data, formulates conclusions and creates appropriate statistical presentations, including graphs and charts, for the purpose of reporting research/laboratory results.
Train new students and other research staff regarding the safety.
Maintain equipment and supplies in the laboratory.
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field.
Two (2) years of laboratory experience performing relevant techniques required.
Ability to remain in this position for several years.
Master's degree, with related graduate research, may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
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.
Candidates with a Ph.D. degree are encouraged to apply.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Demonstrated proficiency in windows-based word processing, internet, and spreadsheet.
Work independently, as a team member, and under direct supervision.
Excellent communication, Organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
Flexibility in responding to assignments.
Ability to work with a diverse research staff and with confidential materials.
Follow protocols, policies and procedures and respond appropriately when presented with novel situations.
Classified Title: Research Specialist II Working Title: Research Specialist II Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: $19.23-$27.88 (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Part-time Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 12:30 p.m. Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003523-SOM Neuro Neurological Oncology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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