Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Make intellectual contribution to scientific research interests of the lab. In collaboration with PI, make research project decisions that may alter research objectives and direction. Apply independent thought to make decisions with PI.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
An advanced research specialist with sophisticated knowledge and skills gained through education and significant experience to enable pursuit of independent research objectives specific to interests of a research laboratory.
The research specialist participates in planning experiments and evaluating/interpreting test results utilizing detailed knowledge of research laboratory procedures and practices.
Capable of independent judgment in the selection, development, performance and evaluation of research methods; operates appropriate equipment.
Designs experiments and analyzes data.
Responsible for providing the highest technical expertise to research projects and overseeing laboratory research activities.
Manages ongoing research projects through coordination of own objectives and those of laboratory team members. Identifies and selects the best options regarding research projects, scientific strategies and research development.
Directly responsible for designing, optimizing, and conducting all molecular experiments resulting in scientific data for peer-reviewed publications and grant submission.
Responsible for analyzing resulting data with computer software and/or sophisticated molecular instrumentation such as Real-Time PCR instruments.
Responsible for the independent development of innovative methodologies in several areas of research.
Primary duty is to develop, write and implement laboratory protocols and assays developed by the laboratory.
Interacts directly and independently with scientists at all levels including pre- and post-doctoral fellows to design and execute long-term research projects, ensure IRB compliance, discuss and troubleshoot experimental protocols and results, and provide technical writing for resulting manuscripts.
Enhances problem solving through interactions and discussions with collaborators or senior researchers at meetings and or professional presentations.
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field.
Four (4) 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: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 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. *
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or related field.
Four (4)years' experience in a comparable laboratory performing relevant techniques.
Extensive experience maintaining a mouse colony.
Direct supervisor of students to ensure highest standards of laboratory techniques and adherence to safety procedures in the laboratory.
As the research area builds, responsibilities include an active role in recommendations for hiring, development, retention, and performance appraisals of any research staff hired.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Specialist Working Title: Sr. Research Specialist Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC Starting Salary Range: $44,748 - $61,610 / Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday / 37.5 Hours/Week Exempt Status: 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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