We are seeking a Sr. Research Specialist who will work as an advanced laboratory technician using knowledge and skills gained through education and significant research experience. Will be responsible for performing analyses and tests on animal or human fluids and/or tissue or cultured cell lines. There will be opportunity for pursuit of independent research projects specific to the research laboratory.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Collaborate with the Principal Investigator to oversee scientific creation and management of a biorepository.
Manage independent research projects in collaboration with the Principal Investigator.
Identify and select best options for scientific strategies and research development based on literature reviews and collaboration with colleagues.
Incorporate new technologies into the laboratory.
Development and validation of assays.
Contribute to writing of scientific publications and grant applications.
Act as a resource for laboratory techniques for post-doctoral fellow and students and junior technicians.
Identify problems and propose and implement plan for solutions.
Experience working with laboratory animals, especially mice.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Extracts scientific information from literature/lectures/seminars and translates into productive contributions to lab interests.
Strong organizational skills for handling data.
Problem Solving Skills
Identifies problem areas and proposes and implements plans for solutions.
Draws upon extensive experience and collaborative resources to make decisions.
Make decisions regarding research projects that may require assessment, revision of objectives, or altering scientific direction; considers resources and lab priorities when making decisions.
Exercises authority and intervenes to resolve scientific and administrative issues.
Provides constructive guidance to entry-level and peer lab members in a collegial manner.
Performs constructive self-assessment and solicits feedback from faculty and/or other lab members as appropriate.
Demonstrates advanced professional and scientific communication skills.
Ensures PI is informed of laboratory activities as required, generally with limited reporting opportunities.
Uses consistency and diplomacy in dealing with lab members, PIs, surgeons and any others affiliated with the laboratory and/or the biorepository.
Defines clear expectations for laboratory members with regard to the biorepository.
Assists in developing the laboratory team by interacting with, guiding, and mentoring all laboratory members.
Encourages and inspires lab goals and achievements.
Innovation & Change Skills
Incorporates scientific innovations regarding protocol development and research goals.
Proposes ideas for new projects to PI.
Makes changes in laboratory consistent with increasing productivity and decreasing cost.
Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field
Four years experience in a comparable laboratory performing relevant techniques.
Master's degree, with related graduate research, may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Master's in science, Biotechnology or equivalent.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Specialist Working Title: Sr. Research Specialist Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC Starting Salary Range: $46,560-$64,100-$81,650 annually (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8am- 4:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002936-SOM Onc Pediatric Oncology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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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