Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Johns Hopkins University is seeking a Sr. Research Specialist to assist with management and supervision of ongoing projects in the Freel Meyers Laboratory within the department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences. This position requires advanced technical knowledge, scientific communication skills, and the ability to support collaborative research projects on the cutting edge of drug discovery research.
The successful candidate must possess extensive and exceptional technical and scientific skills in pharmacology, biochemistry and related areas. Chemical and chemical-biology expertise is also welcome. The individual must have previously demonstrated the ability to successfully manage multiple projects, including design and technical assistance with relevant experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and preparation of manuscripts and grant applications. This individual will also work closely with the principal investigator, junior and senior lab members, and project collaborators to ensure accurate, relevant and reproducible data is being generated and archived appropriately for future reference by other researchers.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Provide advanced technical knowledge of concepts, principles, practices and methods specifically used in drug discovery, including drug delivery and in vitro and in vivo preclinical development.
Work closely with the principal investigator and laboratory scientists—students, postdocs and research associates—in technical aspects of the design of research projects, experimental design and implementation, and data analysis and interpretation.
Assist principal investigator and/or lab members with writing and editing of manuscripts upon completion of projects.
Assist principal investigator and/or lab members with writing and editing of grant applications.
Provide feedback to principal investigator regarding the status of ongoing projects and take part in discussions of future research directions.
Maintain an advanced level of scientific skill and/or knowledge and stay current with developments and trends in the area of chemical biology and drug discovery.
Minimum Qualifications (Required)
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.
Master’s Degree in Biochemistry or Pharmacology or related field, with up to two years related experience.
Four (4) years related experience in a comparable laboratory performing relevant techniques preferably in Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Chemistry/Chemical-Biology, or related field.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Proven technical knowledge and laboratory experience. Must have knowledge and experience with in vitro assay development and assessments using common analytical techniques (e.g. HPLC, LC-MS) and cell-based assays. Technical knowledge and capacity to complete research projects in the relevant areas will be assessed by scientific publication record.
Excellent verbal and written skills are required. Demonstrated ability to successfully manage projects, collaborate, and assist in obtaining funding in the relevant research areas are required.
Knowledge and experience with in vitro pre-clinical pharmacology assessments and related assay development (including experience with HPLC, mass spectrometry, LC-MS), and small molecule characterization by analytical methods (HPLC, LC-MS).
Classified Title: Sr. Research Specialist Working Title: Sr. Research Specialist Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC Starting Salary Range: $45,195 - $62,225/ commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm / 37.5 hrs per week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003113-SOM Pharm Pharmacology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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