Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Classified Title: Research Specialist Working Title: Research Specialist Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MA Starting Salary Range: $17.03 - $23.40 (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F; 8:30 am - 5 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003302-SOM Psy Neurobiology Personnel area: School of Nursing
We are seeking a research specialist to work on Huntington disease research using human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) models. The Research specialist will work under the general supervision of the faculty investigator. There is the potential for an independent project for a motivated and hardworking research specialist.
Maintain and differentiate hiPSC culture following established protocols and procedures.
Apply problem-solving skills based on an understanding of the research and experience, and progressively develop skills and knowledge of lab research and relevant assays.
Independently perform molecular, biochemical, and cellular assays, collect project data, identify and troubleshoot problems involved in experiments, present routinely in the group meeting, and complete assigned projects.
Collaborate with, and understand the role of, senior lab members and accept constructive guidance.
Under the general supervision of the faculty investigator, the candidate is responsible for, but not limited to conducting a variety of experiments including: cell culture, molecular biology, biochemistry, microscopy, and CRISPR genome editing.
Sustain an orderly laboratory workspace, perform related laboratory maintenance, monitor inventory of supplies, and clean equipment.
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field, with one year research 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.
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.
Research experience in cell culture and, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology and/or neuroscience.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Self-motivated and actively seeking to further develop skills, expertise and knowledge.
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