Classified Title: Research Specialist Working Title: Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MA Starting Salary Range: $ 15.96 - $ 21.94 an hour Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30-5:00pm/40 hours Employee subgroup: Salaried Non-exmt Location: East Baltimore Medical Campus Department name: Oncology Personnel area: School of Medicine
The Department of Oncology is searching for a full time Research Specialist. The Research Specialist will be a member of the investigative team in a busy academic laboratory studying cancer immunology and developing new cancer immunotherapies. Research Specialist will be responsible for performing experiments, with minimal guidance, using basic and emerging molecular biology techniques. In addition, he/she will assist with general laboratory tasks, including processing of mouse and human blood/tissue specimens, cell culture, and general maintenance of laboratory equipment and supplies.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintain in vitro cell cultures, and a large number of mouse colonies (including genotyping).
Follow established lab procedures and protocols and utilize aseptic technique to perform experiments.
Maintain accurate, detailed data records in laboratory notebooks and electronically on file servers, ensuring their appropriate file backup, description, accuracy, and completion.
Must be able to communicate well and work with others, including being available on a rotating schedule to cover lab emergencies.
Assist with research projects, published journal database searches, manuscript preparation and troubleshooting, as needed.
Participate in general laboratory tasks, including maintenance of lab equipment, monitoring inventory levels, and ordering materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Organize and manage orders of reagents and supplies.
Prepare reports of findings by compiling/annotating results, and preparing figures/tables, when required.
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field and One year of 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.
Must be knowledgeable and skilled in molecular biology, including isolation and quantification of nucleic acids, reverse transcription, and PCR amplification. Must be knowledgeable about quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR), RNA sequencing (RNAseq), cloning, Western blot, Immunofluorescence staining (IF), Immunohistochemistry (IHC), and Flow cytometry or capable of performing these techniques with appropriate training.
Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software required.
Experience with Flow cytometry and/or mouse models a plus.
Critical thinking and attention to detail is essential
JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.
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