Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering lab at the Institute for NanoBiotechnology (INBT) is seeking a Research Manager for an interdisciplinary research program with the goal to increase our understanding of the regulatory mechanism by which the microenvironment regulate cell fate and regeneration.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Reporting to the principal investigator (PI), the Research Manager will provide scientific, grants and contracts, reporting, data and statistical analysis support and other research responsibilities involving the research activities of the lab.
Manage the scientific implementation of research protocol for complex and/or multiple research studies.
As part of study team, collaborate with trainees, develop protocol, and supervise study-related activities for one or more studies.
Focus of the activities will be on molecular biology aspects including genetic manipulation of stem cells.
Conducting, teaching and collaborating with personnel in laboratory-based experiments and assays for the various research projects.
Independently conduct laboratory-based experiments. These assays will mainly focus on gene editing of stem cells and their derivatives using CRISPR and other methods for generating stable cell lines. These will include but are not limited to tissue and mammalian cell culture, cloning, gene expression analysis, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, ELISA, protein arrays.
May also provide support for animal studies in the lab including animal handling and maintenance, preparation for surgeries, occasional measurements, etc
Interpret data, write methods and protocols, perform statistical analyses and store data/records on the experiments performed. Collaborate and teach these assays to other laboratory personnel.
Provide support to the PI in managing the day-to-day activities in the lab and be point of contact with INBT administrative and financial staff.
Supervise day-to-day activities in the lab including personnel duties and caretakers of equipment, ensure efficient and organized ordering of supplies, approve and oversee swipe and key access to Lab and lab equipment, point of contact with INBT staff; approve and oversee personnel from other labs working in our lab.
Provides support and collaborates with PI, trainees and personnel in drafting/editing scientific content, including but not limited to specific sections of grants, contracts, manuscripts, abstracts, research protocols, commentaries, editorials, review articles and book chapters.
Utilizes scientific knowledge to edit scientific grants sections including specific aims, project summary, project narrative, and research strategy. Utilizes knowledge of departmental, institutional and grant submission requirements to edit and correctly format other grant sections, such as equipment, facilities and resources, human subjects, vertebrate animals, resource sharing, authentication of key biological and/or chemical resources and scientific rigor and reproducibility.
Provides support and submits progress reports, tracking and milestones for research activities.
Track activities, milestones, and deliverables, and report on a routine basis. In collaboration with the PI, plan, direct, and execute Annual Progress Report/non-competing and competing proposal submission process.
Along with the financial administration in the Institute, monitors use of resources in accordance with project plans and budgets, and generates reports to the PI’s to assist control of resources in their areas of responsibility, in a collaborative manner.
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
Five years related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula***.
Related Master's preferred.
Related experience, specifically with genetic manipulation of mammalian cells and cloning preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated supervisory or lead responsibilities.
Level of Independent Decision Making:
Demonstrated supervisory or lead responsibilities.
***JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of 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.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator II Working Title: Research Manager - INBT Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC Starting Salary Range: $45,195-$62,225 (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10003707-Institute for NanoBioTechnology Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering
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