Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
We are looking for an experienced researcher for the position of a Research Specialist II. This position will be working in the productive environment of a federal and privately funded laboratory. The laboratory focuses on the development of innovative cell and gene therapies for the treatment of inflammation and cancers, using immune- and virus-based approaches.
This position requires a proficient and experienced laboratory scientist with a solid foundation in molecular biology, cloning and tissue culture. A previous experience with virus, such as AAV, retrovirus and HSV, is a plus. After introduced to the techniques and platforms, successful candidate can conduct research independently or with minimal supervision, with knowledge of molecular cloning, DNA manipulation and virus purification. This individual participates in the design of experiments, analyzes data, and may contribute to manuscripts. They will provide training to other individuals who may be assigned to the laboratory on a regular or temporary basis.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Demonstrate organization for lab related projects, scientific curiosity related to the cell and gene therapy field, teamwork and leadership towards problem solving in both common and project specific issues, and flexibility
Exhibit a sophisticated understanding of the molecular biology.
Participates in experiments and analyzes data, formulates conclusions and creates appropriate statistical presentations, including graphs and charts, for the purpose of reporting research/laboratory results
Independently process and deliver presentations of scientific data
Operates basic laboratory equipment such as centrifuge, pH meter, analytical balance, scintillation counter, spectrophotometer, light microscope, and/or utilizes laminar flow hood. May also utilize other sophisticated instrumentation such as fluorescence, luminescence spectrophotometer.
Manage and make purchases of basic laboratory supplies and specific project necessities
Perform necessary administrative tasks such as but not limited to grant progress reports
Educate, train, and supervise new students and other research staff that assist in the project
Meet regularly with PI and colleagues to review lab data, troubleshoot problems, prioritize tasks, and discuss newly published scientific literature relevant to the cell and gene therapy field
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field.
Two (2) year laboratory experience performing relevant techniques required.
Master's degree, with related graduate research, may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Ability to remain in this position for several years.
Preferred qualifications: Candidates with a Ph.D. degree are encouraged to apply.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Demonstrated proficiency in windows-based word processing, internet, and spreadsheet.
Ability to work independently, as a team member, and under direct supervision.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
Flexibility in responding to assignments.
Ability to work with a diverse research staff and with confidential materials.
Ability to follow protocols, policies and procedures and respond appropriately when presented with novel situations.
***JHU Equivalency Formula: 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: Research Specialist II Working Title: Research Specialist II Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: $38,920-$53,520 (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003523-SOM Neuro Neurological Oncology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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