Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Classified Title: Research Specialist Working Title: Research Specialist Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MA Starting Salary Range: $34.06 - $46.81 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30 - 5:00 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 60006901-SOM Uro Greenberg Bladder Cancer Inst Personnel area: School of Medicine
Seeking a well-qualified, driven research specialist. The successful candidate will be expected to be proficient in a large repertoire of research techniques that will allow them to work in both an independent manner as well as part of a collaborative team within the laboratory and also with collaborators at JHU and other institutions. In addition to their research responsibilities, the position will also play a role in various aspects of managing the laboratory.
The Research Specialist will work independently to develop new assays and laboratory methods in support of the laboratory efforts.
The Research Specialist will likely serve as the lead bench scientist on one or more projects at a time, while also performing other tasks that are related to other ongoing projects in the lab or on tasks that are for the overall benefit of the lab and its members. In their efforts, they will be expected to make significant/important contributions to various aspects of research efforts. This may include troubleshooting, independent decisions and training/guidance of other lab personnel. Additionally, this will require that they will stay up to date on relevant published research and to incorporate recent findings into the development of their research.
In conjunction with assigned projects, the position will be required to run lab tests and complete measurements assigned. This includes the set-up of experiments based on defined standards, the collection of project data, analyzing and interpreting results, making conclusions based on the collected data, and designing follow-up experiments.
The position will require the use of basic scientific knowledge to learn techniques/methods of the lab and/or new techniques/methods. While many aspects of the position's duties will utilize standard laboratory tasks and/or the completion routine assays following common or established protocols and procedures, this position may also be called upon to make significant scientific contribution to the development of new research protocols or the modification of existing protocols to improve efficiency/productivity. Additionally, they will be expected to gain problem solving skills through progressive training, understanding of the research, and experience.
The Research Specialist will also play a role in experiments/projects that utilize animal models. This role will include both project specific animal procedures as well as assisting with maintaining the lab's own mouse colony.
The position may also be asked to prepare, test, and maintain standard laboratory equipment.
Perform related laboratory maintenance, monitoring inventory of supplies, cleaning equipment, and/or ordering of research/laboratory supplies.
The Research Specialist will be expected to present research findings and data at regularly occurring lab meetings. They will also be asked to help write and/or compile data/figures for peer-reviewed as well as potentially present research findings and data at research conferences as directed.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field.
One (1) year of related experience.
Master's degree, with related graduate research, may substitute for some experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
One year laboratory experience performing relevant techniques.
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.
Any specific physical requirements for the job:
Able to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods.
Able to reach by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
Finger dexterity required, able to manipulate objects with fingers rather than entire hand(s) or arm(s), e.g., use of computer keyboard.
Able to communicate using the spoken and written word.
Able to see within normal parameters and to hear within normal range.
Able to move about.
Able to lift minimum weight, 10 lbs.
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