The Rheumatology Department seeks a Research Specialist who will work for the Bayview Immunomics Core and the Lyme Center under the supervision of Dr. Erika Darrah within the Division of Rheumatology and will interface with members of this and other labs in the Division. The position will utilize a solid foundation in basic laboratory principles and techniques associated with molecular and cell biology to perform the required tasks. With the training/guidance of other lab personnel, the applicant should be capable of troubleshooting and exercising some independent judgment while participating in the planning of experiments and evaluating results.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Perform a range of assays and experiments specific to area of research, requiring a good understanding of the work of the lab.
May make contributions to various aspects of research efforts.
Participates in planning studies and evaluating/interpreting test results after discussion with the Investigator.
Consults with Investigator and utilizes knowledge of research laboratory procedures and practices involving intestinal epithelial cells.
Utilize specialized knowledge to interpret results, e.g. reading controls, evaluate results.
Lab-Based Duties Will Include:
The ability to perform routine laboratory techniques, exercise good judgment and assume responsibility for decisions, consequences and results.
Processing of blood samples from patients in various clinical research studies.
Isolation and manipulation of human blood cells.
Perform various assays of cellular immune function.
Independent troubleshooting of technical and experimental issues.
Select, perform and evaluate research methods; operate appropriate equipment.
Knowledge and employment of good sterile tissue culture techniques.
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.
Uses good practices for data record keeping and analysis.
Uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens.
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. Interacts with company representatives and obtaining quotations.
Responsible for ordering lab supplies and maintaining lab equipment.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or related field plus minimum of one (1) year of laboratory experience performing relevant techniques.
Master's degree, with related graduate research may substitute for experience.
Related Master's degree or higher.
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
Ability to use a keyboard and move about.
Ability to see and hear within normal parameters.
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 Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MA Starting Salary Range: $16.13 - $22.16/hr (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: SOM DOM Bay Rheumatology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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