The Environment Exposure Assessment Laboratory in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is looking for a Research Specialist position who is a self-motivated professional focused on research related to environmental exposures that can work independently and develop new laboratory analysis techniques. We have a special focus on exposures to Secondhand smoke and toxic metals, evaluating exposures to environmental contaminants such as air, water and soil. We also assess potential impacts on human health by analyzing biospecimens including blood, urine, hair, etc. Our lab works with multiple investigators and projects, making this a very dynamic and stimulating environment.
Special Knowledge Skills & Abilities
Must be able to handle multiple tasks at one time.
Must be comfortable using Microsoft office software such as Word, Excel, Teams, Powerpoint and Outlook.
Familiarity with databases, accurate data entry, and report generation.
Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry, environmental studies or related field.
One year of experience in a comparable laboratory performing relevant techniques, preferably two (2) years' experience.
Master's degree, with related graduate research, may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Preference will be given to those with experience in analytical chemistry and familiar with ICP-MS and GC-MS instrumentation.
Familiar with separation techniques and wet chemistry skills.
Basic lab techniques is a must.
Excellent organizational skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Research Specialist candidate must be a NON-SMOKER. Analyses of trace level nicotine and assembly of secondhand monitors are essential part of the job.
Occasionally lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling objects weighing up to 50 lbs., such as compressed gas cylinders.
Duties may require standing, walking, or sitting for an extended periods of time.
Requires dexterity to manipulate objects, such as pipetting and other laboratory duties.
Occasional evenings or weekend on-duty if emergency at the lab.
Classified Title: Research Specialist Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MA Starting Salary Range: $17.72 - $24.35/hr (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5:00 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Public Health Department name: Environmental Health and Engineering Personnel area: School of Public Health
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
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.
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