We are seeking a Sr. Reseach Specialist as part of our team, the position's primary purpose is the operation of the SOM Microscope Facility as a core facility that provides both access to equipment and any client services related to the equipment. Our equipment includes the microscopes themselves, as well as preparatory equipment for microscope samples and software analysis tools and workstations. Services include training and supervising client users on equipment, as well as advising and troubleshooting experiments. Advanced technical knowledge and broad research experience are required to judge the best approaches for each client's scientific goals in their project. Direct one-on-one communications with clients must glean relevant information and advise clients on choice of equipment and experimental strategies, whether providing the work as a service or training the client to use the equipment and software themselves to attain their scientific goals. Providing accurate quotes for project costs is expected, as are accurate billing practices. Ability to maintain, adjust and troubleshoot specialized equipment is critical for completing client projects, whether by staff or by clients themselves.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Temporarily covering duties of other team members may be required for the team to provide Facility services.
Helping users with specimen preparation, equipment troubleshooting, and scientific interpretation may be needed. Regular duties include maintaining, adjusting and operating Facility equipment, maintaining relevant supplies and maintaining usability of work areas. Secondary duties will include accurate billing of services provided, collecting and maintaining a library of protocols, manuals and tutorials for users.
Timely record-keeping (electronic & written).
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
For fluorescence/confocal and Electron Microscopy, including Specimen Prep for almost all Microscope Modalities
advise clients on appropriateness of experimental techniques for scientific goals.
prepare specimens as requested by client users; consult/confirm anatomical structures with client users during the progress of projects.
collect images from appropriate microscopes, processing images as requested.
instruct/advise inexperienced investigators on relevant equipment and techniques to achieve both generic and specialized scientific goals.
expert on multiple advanced microscope modalities.
be available to assist users or potential customers as needed via phone or in person.
Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field.
Four year's 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.
Classified 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: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Cell Bio Imaging Facility Personnel area: School of Medicine
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