Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Molecular team lead for infectious diseases diagnostics is needed for 2 NIH-funded Centers (The Center for POC Technologies Research for Sexually Transmitted Diseases) and the Center for Influenza Research. New molecular diagnostics are of key importance to the diagnosis and control of infectious disease pandemics. Both Centers participate in the qualification and verification of new molecular platforms for COVID-19 disease detection. In addition, searching for other potentially co-infected respiratory viruses is of paramount importance. Both Centers have received supplemental funding for the detection of SARS-CoV-2. In addition, the Center for POCTR for STDs is now in its 3rd cycle of funding to move STD diagnostics to licensure and FDA approval. Independent research investigation to develop, validate, verify, and test new technologies and to maintain a biorepository requires an independent investigator to coordinate both programs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Utilize advanced scientific knowledge and experience toward specialized research interests.
Develop, design and manage substantial research projects, coordinates own objectives and those of laboratory team members.
May oversee data collection, analysis, and verification based on specialized skill and knowledge.
Use advanced knowledge base to formulate research method.
Co-author/author publications. Contribute original thoughts, hypotheses, and analysis to write reports, abstracts, and manuscripts.
Speak at or attend conferences representing issues and Hopkins research.
Write grant proposals utilizing the applications of specialized knowledge with discretion and judgment.
Independently develop protocol and criteria.
Ability to manage and maintain large collections of biological samples and organisms.
Ability to apply for regulatory permits including but not limited to: CDC import/export permits and USDA sample request/transfer permits.
Make decisions regarding research projects that may require assessment, revision of objectives, or altering scientific direction; considers resources and lab priorities when making decisions.
Requires master's degree in related science, and a minimum of 6 years of related experience.
Requires proven technical knowledge and laboratory experience in molecular diagnostics.
Ability to contribute to manuscripts for publication essential.
The individual will also serve as the laboratory biological and chemical safety officer, and must be knowledgeable regarding various biological safety levels (BSL 1-4) and their requirements, as well as chemical waste disposal.
The individual must be highly organized and capable of working independently from direct supervision.
Must be able to effectively communicate with primary investigator and collaborators and to national and international audiences.
Extensive knowledge of molecular biology laboratory techniques including, but not limited to: cloning, restriction enzyme (RE) digest, amplification techniques including PCR, qPCR, rRT-PCR, and isothermal amplification. Broad knowledge of Sanger sequencing and next generation sequencing (NGS) a plus. Extensive experience with bacterial culture. Broad knowledge of immunologic assays a plus. Broad knowledge of various commercial instrumentation systems such as commercial available diagnostic platforms and nucleic acid extraction platforms is expected.
Classified Title: Research Analyst Working Title: Research Analyst Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF Starting Salary Range: $70,805 to $97,435 per year Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30-5 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 60000453-SOM DOM ID STD Lab Personnel area: School of Nursing
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