Sr. Research Specialist

first_img Sr. Research Specialist Salary Not Specified Faculty Positions Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Share Sr. Research Specialist Twitter LinkedIn Johns Hopkins University You need to sign in or create an account to save Save Sr. Research Specialist School of Medicine -East Baltimore Campus Save Sr. Research Specialist You need to sign in or create an account to save Biotechnology & Bioengineering Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Johns Hopkins University More searches like this Maryland, United States Maryland, United States Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Similar jobs Salary Not Specified Facebook Salary Not Specified Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) GeneralSummary/Purpose:The Sr. ResearchSpecialistwill join the researchprogram in our Laboratory focused on HMGA Chromatin Regulators inStem Cell and Cancer Biology at the Johns Hopkins Department ofMedicine to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying HMGAchromatin regulators in cancer and stem cells in a basic andtranslational laboratory. As part of the study team, he/she willcollaborate with the Principal Investigator (PI) to design anddevelop protocols, and oversee study-related activities on severalprojects. With limited supervision by the PI, he/she will designand perform laboratory experiments on independent researchprojects. He/she will: 1) be responsible for developing andorganizing data reports and writing scientific papers resultingfrom the research projects, 2) provide day-day supervision andtrain junior postdoctoral fellows and students on the techniquesand skills needed in the lab, 3) collaborate with the PI inoverseeing the administrative and scientific implementation of theresearch protocols for our research studies. With appropriatedirection by the PI, he/she will function as a leader inmaintaining and circulating research protocols among the programmembers, setting agendas and schedules for routine research-relatedmeetings and other activities, processing laboratory protocols forbasic and translational research projects of our HMGA researchprogram. With guidance from the PI orthe PI’s designee, he/she will also function in capacities requiredfor laboratory function, including ordering reagents or directingour technician to order reagents and conduct experiments. He/shewill assist the principal investigator in organization of thelaboratory and the completion of experiments, and will routinelycommunicate with lab members regarding scientific and otherissues.Specific Duties &Responsibilities:Participate in laboratoryresearch on a comprehensive HMGA research program and develop anddesign research protocols to investigate molecular mechanismsunderlying HMGA1 in cancer and stem cells as well as pursueclinical translation of the laboratoryfindings.With limited guidance by theprincipal investigator (PI), develop and define research projectsand strategies on the HMGA researchprogram.Independently design andperform laboratory experiments for specific HMGA research projectsin the labUse special skills andexpertise to prepare and apply cancer and stem cell, human biospecimens, and animal models to cancer and stem cellresearchUse a variety of laboratorytools, such as cell manipulations, cell inoculation to produceanimal models, molecular genetic tools, Western blotting, PCR,genetic analysis to conduct laboratory cancer and stem cell biologyresearchOrganize, analyze andsummarize the research data to prepare laboratory and scientificmeeting reports on HMGAresearch.Present data atmeetings.Write/draft scientificmanuscripts for publications from the researchprojectsParticipate as a member ofcollaborative group study team in study design and development ofHMGA researchprojects.Help train and supervisejunior postdoctoral fellows and students with the above skills andexpertise for HMGAresearchSuggest ideas for newresearchprojects.Conduct training sessions forjunior personnel and students on theprogram.Works with the PI to prepareand submit annual IRB renewal requests, amendments and adverseevent reports according to IRB requirements for human tissuecollection related to the clinical and translationalresearch.Maintains excellent workingknowledge of all assigned study protocols and reportingrequirements.Coordinates, organize andarrange regular scientific meetings for the team members as needed;prepares agendas, material for, and coordination of meetings withresearchers on the HMGA research program in thelab.Train research staff on jobfunctions and performs quality assurance reviews for the scientificdata.Maintains detailed workingknowledge ofprotocolsDesigns spreadsheets anddatabases for tracking and management of researchdataPerform statistical analyseson research data using standard statisticalsoftwarePerforms literature searchesfor presentations andpublicationsEnsures accuracy andtimeliness of datacollection.Interacts regularly withmembers of the research team regarding data management and thestatus and progress of ongoingstudies.Data entry and managementusing database and other computersoftwareTrack and assess quality ofdata entry andabstraction.Meets regularly with the PIand other senior members of the team to discuss study progress.Participates in all mandatory meetings of the research program andhelps to prepare material for thesemeetings.Prepares reports as requiredby the principal investigators and senior scientists on theprogram. Is highly experienced and knowledgeable and complies withall standard laboratory research protocols, regulations, andpolicies; may instruct introductory level research personnel inthese guidelines andpoliciesThe specialist should befamiliar with PC andMacintosh computersand standard computer software, including the Microsoft Officepackage and Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop. He or she will help topurchase new laboratory computers and interact with our ITdepartment to ensure that computers and printers arefunctioning.Although not a requirement, familiarity with HTML andiWeb to keep up the lab website is aplus.The specialist will help toorder or oversee orderingreagents;experiencewith the HopkinsOne system and ordering from the JHU CORE store,JHU Supply Store, and external vendors is a plus. This will requiremonitoring inventory levels of materials and supplies, as well ascommunication with and knowledge of relevant vendors. In addition,he or she will process invoices for services received. Properhandling and organization of paperwork is required to ensure thatlaboratory spending is constrained to budgetarylimits.Will be responsible for the composition of standardlaboratory protocols andhe or she will assist in thecompletion and submission of grants, IRB and ISCROapplications.The specialist will beresponsible for completing renewal of registrations pertaining torecombinant DNA, human tissue and pathogens, and for amending andrenewing the animal care and use agreements. He/she will alsoparticipate in data interpretation, training staff and fellows,training researchers from collaborating laboratories, and proofingscientific papers and grant applications. He or she will alsoensure that new staff and students have completed all relevantHIPAA, biosafety and animaltraining.The Sr. Research Specialistwill monitor equipment performance and maintenance, and beresponsible for scheduling repairs and renewing service contractswhen necessary. He/she will be responsible for maintenance ofequipment shared across several laboratories. Duties includemanaging and developing an appropriate invoicing and billingprocess related to use of equipment, if applicable. The specialistwill also train new users, and assist with usage when needed.He/she will be responsible for scheduling preventative maintenanceand keeping the systems in working order, as well as addressing andtroubleshooting anyproblems.Assist the principalinvestigator and other investigators in our group with laboratoryorganization and completion ofexperimentsCommunicate laboratory issueswith personnel in a timelymanner.Help with experimentsinvolving the shared flow cytometer and cell imagingsystems.Train new users for theshared FACS and cell imagingsystem.Help to invoice for theshared system usage, maintain a database of spending and budgetinformation, process and pay invoices for outside laboratoryservices.Direct our technician toschedule maintenance, repairand certification of laboratoryequipment.Compose protocols forlaboratoryprocesses.Renew and amend animal careand useprotocols.Renew biosafetyregistrations.Keep the laboratory preparedfor safetyinspections.Assist in the completion ofgrants, IRB and ISCROapplications.Minimum Qualifications(mandatory):Bachelor’s degree in biology,chemistry, or other related sciencerequired.Minimum of four years ofexperience in a comparable laboratory, performing relevanttechniques.Master’s degree, with relatedgraduate research, may substitute for experience to the extentpermitted by the JHU equivalencyformula***.PreferredQualifications:Master’s degree and/or 2-10years of experience in a comparable laboratory performing relevanttechniques, coupled with knowledge of biological sciences,molecular biology, orchemistry.Special Knowledge, Skills,andAbilities:Able to perform scientificresearch through conducing laboratory experiments using a varietyof techniques, such as cell culture, microscopy, DNA extraction,PCR, Western blotting, tumor animal procedures, andothers.Knowledge of basic andtranslational research and principles required, particularly incancer and stem cellresearch.Proficiency in the use ofsoftware applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processingrequired.Excellent organizational,attention to detail, and time management skillsrequired.Actual strong researchexperience isrequired.Able to manage multiple andcompetingpriorities.Have excellent communicationskills.Skills and expertise inhandling special pulmonary hypertension cell lines and developingpulmonary hypertension animalmodels.Any Specific PhysicalRequirements for theJob:Sitting in a normal seatedposition for extended periods oftimeReaching by extending hand(s)or arm(s) in anydirectionFinger dexterity tomanipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm,for example, using akeyboard.Communication skills usingthe spokenword.Ability to see within normalparametersAbility to hear within normalrangesAbility to moveabout***JHU EquivalencyFormula: 18 graduate degree creditsmay substitute for one year of experience. For jobs whereequivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related collegecourse work may be applied towards the total minimumeducation/experience required for the respectivejob.Classified Title:Sr. ResearchSpecialistWorking Title: Sr. ResearchSpecialist ​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC Starting Salary Range:$45,195-$62,225 (commensuratewith experience)Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: ExemptLocation: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002811-SOM DOM Hematology Personnel area: School of MedicineThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Johns Hopkins University Science, Technology & Mathematics Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Maryland, United States Save Sr. Research Specialist II The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Sr. Research Specialist II You need to sign in or create an account to save Academic Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimorelast_img read more

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