Johns Hopkins University Sr. Research Specialist in Baltimore, Maryland

The Department of Ophthalmology is searching for a full time Sr. Research Specialist. The Sr. Research Specialist will coordinate and oversee the operation of the laboratory and will be expected to function independently in both administrative and research capacities. He/she will contribute to the scientific research interests of the lab by designing experiments, presenting at lab meetings, performing data analysis, and contributing significantly to data interpretation, manuscript preparation and publishing. This individual will manage independent projects involving a broad range of technical expertise. He/she is expected to have a thorough understanding of scientific principles, with the ability to read and synthesize the literature in order to design experiments, import new techniques to the lab, present at lab meetings, and contribute significantly in interpretation of the data and preparation of abstracts and manuscripts. This individual will be responsible for training and assisting postdoctoral fellows as needed, as well as training and managing undergraduates, medical students, and residents rotating through the laboratory.

Duties and Responsibilities:

•The maintenance of a mouse colony with an up-to-date inventory of mice, setting up appropriate crosses, tagging and genotyping mice, and harvesting of mouse tissues for experiments.

•The use of established molecular biology procedures and protocols to perform experiments, which will involve sample preparation, oligonucleotide design, standard PCR and QPCR, bisulfite conversion, pyrosequencing.

•The maintenance of a human eye tissue bank.

•The review of experiments and animal usage with other lab members to ensure efficient utilization of resources.

•Working together with a budget analyst to ensure that experiments meet budgetary restrictions and that grant reconciliations are performed in a timely manner.

•Managing the inventory and equipment for the lab, including updating and maintaining animal protocols, biosafety related documentation, knowledge of vendors and suppliers of materials specific to the laboratory, and monitoring equipment performance and maintenance schedules.

•Ensuring that junior members of the laboratory are appropriately trained.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field and 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.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. 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.

Level/Range : 4/MC

Salary : $43,871-$60,402

Status : Full Time, Monday-Friday, 37.5 hrs/wk.

School : School of Medicine

Department : Ophthalmology

Location : School of Medicine Campus

Location City, State : Baltimore, MD

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.