Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
A research specialist is sought to carry out independent projects, make research project decisions that may alter research objectives and direction in the Holland laboratory at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The Holland lab is interested in the molecular mechanisms that control accurate chromosome distribution and the role that mitotic errors play in human health and disease. Our work utilizes a combination of chemical biology, biochemistry, cell biology and genetically engineered mice to study pathways involved in mitosis and their effect on cell and organism physiology. The specialist will also provide general support to the laboratory by training new students and performing general laboratory tasks. Please see our website for more details on our research (www.hollandlab.com).
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Using knowledge and skills gained through education and experience to pursue independent research projects in the interest of the laboratory's scientific objectives.
In addition to following established protocols, designing, optimizing and executing new experimental protocols as necessary. Specialist should be capable of independent judgment in conducting experiments and evaluating next courses of action.
Evaluating results and preparing figures for peer-reviewed publications and grants.
Experimental techniques and areas will include: genetically manipulating human cell lines, performing genome editing, mouse husbandry, cloning and sequencing plasmid constructs, performing molecular biology techniques, microscopy, Co-IP and in vitro biochemical assays.
General laboratory support may include: managing and organizing laboratory equipment, protocols and databases, monitoring inventory levels, ordering materials and supplies, preparing specialized buffers and reagents to support all lab members, operating and maintaining basic laboratory equipment such as centrifuge, pH meter, analytical balance, incubator, spectrophotometer, light microscope.
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field
One (1) year laboratory experience performing related techniques.
Master's degree, with related graduate research, may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the 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. *
Master's degree majoring in biological sciences or a related field with at least 2-4 years of laboratory experience (independent research project not related to normal course requirements strongly preferred). Experience with cloning/molecular biology and/or mouse models preferred but not required.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Specialist should be self-motivated and actively seeking to increase skills, expertise and knowledge-base
Working independently or in team-based setting and coordinating own objectives with those of laboratory colleagues and team members. Interacting with and/or training other lab members.
Classified Title: Research Specialist Working Title: Research Specialist Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MA Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: $15.97 - $21.94/ commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p / 40 hours per week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002895-SOM MBG Molecular Biology and Genetics Personnel area: School of Medicine
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