We are looking for a experienced, diligent, reliable, independent and friendly individual as a full-time Sr. Research Specialist to work in a busy core facility specializing in flow cytometry, cell sorting, multiplex biomarker assays and digital droplet PCR. help direct a measles project. The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing samples for flow cytometry assays, developing, optimizing, and performing flow cytometric techniques, training students, faculty, and staff to incorporate flow cytometry, cell sorting and other technology into their research. Applicants must demonstrate attention to detail, as well as good communication and critical thinking skills. Organization, efficiency, problem solving skills, resourcefulness, and flexibility are required for this position.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Preparation of samples for flow cytometric assays.
Train, support, and assist core facility users in flow cytometry, cell sorting, Luminex, MSD and digital droplet PCR.
Instrument maintenance and troubleshooting.
Experimental design, and optimization of new panels and techniques.
Perform data analysis on high parameter flow cytometry data using Flow Jo, FACS Diva, and other software packages.
Discuss and present results to laboratory manager, core facility users, and other scientists.
Use various software applications such as Microsoft Office and GraphPad Prism to prepare reports and present data.
Rigorous use of universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens.
Compliance with biohazard safety standards through proper handling of potentially hazardous chemical and biological agents in the workplace.
Completion of annual university safety training, as appropriate.
Manage projects that researchers contract the flow cytometry core to complete. Projects will vary in size, from several to hundreds of samples and will include flow cytometry panel design, optimization, preparation of samples, flow cytometric acquisition and analysis of data.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Excellent communication skills.
Knowledge of basic virology and immunology assays.
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.
Five years of related post-undergraduate work experience and knowledge of flow cytometry and cell sorting.
Experience with ELISA, Luminex, MSD and qPCR is an asset, although not required.
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 to Friday: 9 am – 5 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Public Health Department name: 10001154-W Harry Feinstone Dpt Molec Mblgy Imlgy Personnel area: School of Public Health
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