Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Proficient research technician with understanding of techniques and a solid foundation in the underlying science, preferably gained from personal experience, will provide state of the art deep sequencing and microarray services at a centralized core facility in the School of Medicine.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Perform Quality Control tests on submitted samples, including RNA and DNA.
Perform labeling reactions and array hybridization /washes under standard conditions developed in the Core lab for Affymetrix arrays.
Collect data and prepare for delivery to users.
Perform library preparation and run sequencing on platforms available in the core laboratory.
Evaluate/interpret test results utilizing detailed knowledge of research laboratory procedures and practices.
Provide troubleshooting assistance to clients to improve quality of samples and projects.
Monitor biohazard safety standards and proper handling of potentially hazardous chemicals and biological agents in the workplace.
Monitor inventory levels and proper storage of materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Maintain notebooks and databases with complete and up to date information on all assigned projects.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Required)
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field.
One (1) year laboratory experience performing relevant 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 in the sciences preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Extensive knowledge of microarray and deep sequencing research experience preferred.
Up to date knowledge of modern molecular biology.
The top candidate will have extensive knowledge of microarrays and deep sequencing.
Must have familiarity with microarray technology, DNA/RNA extraction, labeling, hybridization, library preparation and knowledge of general molecular biology techniques.
Good interpersonal and communication skills.
Must be able to work well under pressure.
Classified Title: Research Specialist Working Title: Research Specialist Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MA Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: $16.13 - $22.16 /Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30a.m - 5:00p.m/ 40 hrs per week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002750-SOM Bas Sci Inst Basic Biomed Sciences Personnel area: School of Medicine
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