The Brain Science Institute is seeking a Research Specialist II. This job will employ cultured human induced pluripotent stem cells from a range of neurological diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and various cell types derived from these iPSC such as neurons and astroglia to study the molecular underpinnings of disease.
The research specialist will become proficient in the novel and modern methods of iPSC derivation, differentiation, and analysis.
We are looking for a proficient research laboratory specialist with a sophisticated understanding of techniques and a solid foundation in the underlying science, gained from professional experience. The individual will work independently and manage daily research projects.
The research specialist will participate in planning experiments and evaluating/interpreting test results utilizing detailed knowledge of research laboratory procedures and practices. The individual should be capable of independent judgment in the selection, development, performance and evaluation of research methods and operation of appropriate equipment.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Follows established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments which include: iPSC cell culture, immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, microscopy, and other basic molecular biology techniques.
Uses various software applications, such as Excel spreadsheets, electronic mail, World Wide Web, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or test reports.
Participate in the organization and operation of the laboratory. Performs general lab maintenance duties, may need to order and manage supplies and reagents of the lab. Will need to maintain excellent written records and electronic databases. Prepares solutions, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.
Uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens. Completes annual university biohazard/universal precaution/radiation safety training, as appropriate. Monitors biohazard/radiation safety standards and proper handling of potentially hazardous chemical and biological agents and/or radiation sources in the workplace. Monitors inventory levels and proper storage of materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures. Keeps current knowledge of vendors and suppliers of materials specific to the laboratory requirements.
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field.
2 years laboratory experience performing related techniques.
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. *
Some knowledge of and experiences with aseptic neuronal or glial culturing.
Understanding of microscopy and immunohistochemistry/immunocytochemistry.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Talented, creative and highly motivated.
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, 8:30am-5:00pm; Up to 37.5 hrs/ week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 60003628-Neurodegenerative and Injury Program Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University
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