The Single Cell & Transcriptomics Core serves the Johns Hopkins Community as well as the world-wide scientific community. The Core provides cost effective Single Cell and Next Generation sequencing and analysis enabling more researchers to access advanced transcriptomics services. We are a fast paced and growing lab that requires additional technicians to aid in sample and data processing. We are seeking a Sr. Research Specialist II who will be trained to process Spatial Transcriptomics, in situ sequencing and Single Cell sequencing samples. This position requires attention to detail, sound communication/interpersonal skills (oral and written), as well as commitment to customer service both internal and external. Candidate is responsible for the efficient utilization of assigned resources, staff training and data analysis.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Basic responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, spatial transcriptomics, in situ sequencing, single cell sequencing library preparation (3 and 5 Gene Expression, VDJ, ATAC), Parse Biosciences, and other single cell library preparation platforms as needed.
Single cell and spatial transcriptomics preliminary data analysis.
Sample QC, troubleshooting and guidance for clients, providing educated guidelines and direction.
Identify and select best options for experimental design, data collection, and interpretation based on literature review, technical training, advanced knowledge/understanding of activity, and collaboration with customers.
Contribute to writing peer-reviewed manuscripts and grants.
Refine or adapt methodologies to fit research objectives. Advise investigators on experimental design and research methods.
In collaboration with PIs, will make decisions regarding research projects that may require assessment, revision of objectives, or altering scientific direction.
Monitor equipment and supply budgets, execution of purchases.
Maintain hardware and software in the core and assist with computer problems.
Responsible for compliance and safety audit preparation of core for regulatory reviews.
Train core personnel in the use of shared equipment and protocols.
Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field.
Six years' experience in a comparable laboratory performing relevant techniques.
Additional education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Spatial transcriptomics understanding and/or experience; data analysis including R studio, Linux, and data analysis platform knowledge; histology (IHC/IF) experience.
Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills,
professional judgment and good written and oral communication skills are required.
The position may require flexible working hours to meet the demands of clients.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Specialist II Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME Starting Salary Range: $62,780-$86,390-$110,010 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 5/37.5 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Bas Sci Inst Service Centers Personnel area: School of Medicine
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