The Adamo lab at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is seeking a Research Specialist II to start a laboratory studying cardiac immunology.Candidates must have expertise in maintaining a murine colony, cell and molecular biology techniques and, ideally, a background in cardiac biology or immunology. Responsibilities include performing experiments, maintaining an animal colony for the lab, assisting with purchasing of equipment, and ordering of supplies, as well as making sure that the lab complies with Hopkins rules and regulations and the lab protocols are updated. Experience with immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry would be ideal but is not required.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsible for assigned research projects while maintaining an animal colony
Works independently with minimal supervision. Participates in the design of experiments and evaluating/interpreting results.
Utilizes specialized knowledge to critically interpret results, e.g. reading controls, evaluate results.
Participates in the analyses of animal models of cardiac disease and immune cells biology and has knowledge of varied methods used.
May scientifically contribute to writing of manuscripts and grants. Process analyzed data into figures for scientific presentations and publications.
Maintains inventory levels and monitors storage of materials and supplies in accordance with established policies.
Responsible for the maintenance of laboratory equipment
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
BS/BA, or equivalent, in biology, molecular biology, and chemistry required.
2 years of laboratory/research experience performing relevant techniques required.
Master's degree, with related graduate research, may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula***.
The candidate must be comfortable with handling mice and performing basic procedures on the animals including injections and post-mortem organ harvest
Experience in immunohistochemistry, study of the heart, experience in immunology related research are desired but not necessary.
Experience in cardiac biology or immunology related research, cell culture, immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry skills are desired.
*** 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.
Classified Title: 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 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002805-SOM DOM Cardiology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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