Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
An advanced laboratory technician with knowledge and skills gained through education and significant research experience to enable pursuit of independent research projects specific to stem cell biology and fetal development.
Collaborate with the Principal Investigator to oversee scientific management of the research laboratory, with respect to the RO1 funded project in the PI’s lab.
Manage their own independent research projects in collaboration with the Principal Investigator.
Identify and select best options for scientific strategies and research development based on literature reviews and collaboration with colleagues.
Incorporate new technologies into the laboratory.
Develop and validation of assays for intestinal stem cell growth and differentiation.
Evaluate options and make decisions regarding the purchase of new laboratory equipment.
Contribute to writing of scientific publications and grant applications.
Act as a resource for laboratory techniques for post-doctoral fellow and students and junior technicians.
Identify problems and propose and implement plan for solutions.
Extracts scientific information from literature/lectures/seminars and translates into productive contributions to lab interests.
Problem Solving Skills:
Identifies problem areas and proposes and implements plans for solutions.
Draws upon extensive experience and collaborative resources to make decisions.
Make decisions regarding research projects that may require assessment, revision of objectives, or altering scientific direction; considers resources and lab priorities when making decisions.
Exercises authority and intervenes to resolve scientific and administrative issues.
Provides constructive guidance to entry-level and peer lab members in a collegial manner.
Performs constructive self-assessment and solicits feedback from faculty and/or other lab members as appropriate.
Requires advanced professional and scientific communication skills.
Ensures PI is informed of laboratory activities as required, generally with limited reporting opportunities.
Defines clear expectations for all laboratory members.
Develops the laboratory team by interacting with, guiding, and mentoring all laboratory members; provides appropriate constructive guidance and mentoring to senior laboratory members.
Responsible for managing and coordinating the structure within the laboratory to accomplish all activities.
Manages personnel with consistency and diplomacy.
Establishes standards for job expectations and ensures accountability of all laboratory members.
Encourages and inspires team goals and achievements.
Supervises entire laboratory group and/or several projects involving many laboratory members.
Efficiently manages the team by identifying and developing the potential of each laboratory member; develops training exercises to improve overall competency of individuals and the team in the lab.
Innovation and Change Skills:
Incorporates scientific innovations regarding protocol development and research goals.
Proposes ideas for new projects to PI.
Makes changes in laboratory consistent with increasing productivity and decreasing cost.
Act as central resource for administrative policies; translates policy changes into the laboratory workplace.
Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry or related field.
Four (4) years of 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: 18 graduate degree credits (semester hours) with related graduate research may substitute for experience. 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 in Science, Biotechnology or equivalent experience preferred.
Specific Skill Sets and Abilities:
Demonstrated performance to provide leadership, training, and problem-solving for a laboratory team.
In-depth scientific knowledge and demonstrated competency in required assays and techniques.
Experience in analyzing results and contributing to scientific presentations.
Experience in managing administrative issues for a laboratory.
Demonstrated experience in experimental design, conduct, and analysis.
Classified title: Sr. Research Specialist
Working title: Sr. Research Specialist
Role/Level/Range: ACRP 37.5/E/04/MC
Starting Salary Range: $45,195 - $62,225 (commensurate with experience)
Location: MRB Suite 470- 600 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD – East Baltimore
Department name: 10003189-SOM Sur Pediatric Surgery
Personnel area (School): SOM – School of Medicine
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