Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Our laboratory focuses on the development of novel immune-based therapies for pediatric cancers.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversees laboratory operations, including but not limited to: ordering and stocking supplies, ensuring laboratory safety, maintaining data and inventory spreadsheets, training new employees, updating protocols, researching and implementing new technologies, maintaining clean laboratory;
Manages inventory of biological specimens entering the laboratory;
Oversees and assures laboratory compliance with regulatory requirements and JHU standards, policies, procedures;
Participates in developing experimental designs; Plans/implements experiments; Evaluates and interprets results;
Compiles, analyzes, interprets research data using various computer software applications; Conducts library research, participates in editing and preparing manuscripts, scientific illustrations, computer graphics for publication;
Processes specimens as described in ongoing clinical trials;
BS/BA in Biology, Molecular Biology, or similar discipline
Minimum of 1 year laboratory experience performing relevant techniques in a comparable setting;
Advanced degree may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula;
Must be knowledgeable in RNA/DNA/Protein isolation, PCR, qPCR, ELISA, SDS-PAGE, immunoblotting, tissue culture, electrophoresis, animal work
Should be able to design controlled experiments independently.
Should be familiar with theory behind experiments and able to apply analytical skills to interpret results
Responsible for oversight/training of students and new lab members
Able to perform established laboratory assays with initial supervision of senior personnel until capable of performing assays independently
Classified Title: Research Specialist Working Title: Research Specialist Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MA Starting Salary Range: $16.13 - $22.11 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30am- 5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002936-SOM Onc Pediatric Oncology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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