Proficient research and/or clinical laboratory specialist with a firm understanding of molecular and cellular techniques and a solid foundation in the stem cell biology and hematopoiesis which are gained from professional experience.
Under minimal supervision, performs stem cell research laboratory experiments by following established procedures and protocols. Participates in the design of experiments and analyzes data. Works independently and manages daily research projects. The research specialist will assist the principal investigator in the development and coordination of projects, experimentation, data collection/maintenance, and organization of the laboratory. Runs lab tests and completes measurements as assigned. Identifies and resolves problems and uses analytical and decision making skills to implement assigned projects.
Familiar with flow cytometry technology, the research specialist will provide technical supporting and training new users to use flow analyzers, including BD LSR II and BD FACSCalibur. Under supervision of flow cytometry core manger to run cell sorting on BD FACS Aria II.
Performs clinical and/or research lab tests and experiments.
Optimize procedures and protocols, utilize appropriate technique to develop, perform and analyze laboratory tests and/or experiments which may include:
Stem cell culture, differentiation and results analysis.
Maintenance and simple troubleshooting of flow cytometry analyzers.
Training new users to use flow analyzers, including BD LSR II and BD FACSCalibur.
Help flow cytometry core manger to run cell sorting on BD FACS Aria II
Exchanges routine information in an appropriate manner requiring good oral and written communication
Regular interaction with students, vendors, post-doctoral fellows, faculty members, and other clinical fellows.
May be responsible for routine operational activities such as; ordering supplies and materials, reviewing inventory, maintaining up to date records of tests, etc. Preventative maintenance of equipment.
Significant independent performance will be required, particularly after the first few weeks.
Bachelor’s degree in biology, Chemistry or related discipline required.
Two (2) years of laboratory 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.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits (semester hours) with related graduate experiencemay 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.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience Computer or other special needs for the position: Able to efficiently use Microsoft Office programs: Excel, Word and Powerpoint.
Ability to learn new computer skills and applications quickly including how to install software, firmware, and manipulate hardware/peripherals
Must be able to efficiently and proactively communicate with supervisors and coworkers, manipulate small and large test tubes, flasks and pipettes, move some moderately-large equipment and boxes, type quickly, write nimbly and legibly, see very well at a short distance, communicate clearly by phone, move within the building and around campus, and work at the bench (and sometimes at a microscope with micromanipulator, etc.) for extended periods.
Classified title: Research Specialist II
Working title: Research Specialist II
Role/Level/Range: ACRP 37.5/E/03/MB
Starting Salary Range: $38,920 - $53,520 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Fulltime
Employee Status: Exempt
Schedule: Monday-Friday –9:30am-6:00pm 37.5hrs/Wk - The position works in the Ross Flow Cytometry Core, and may be required to work onsite.
Location: 720 Rutland Avenue, Baltimore, MD
Department name: 10002811-SOM DOM Hematology
Personnel area (School): SOM – School of Medicine
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