The Bibee Lab is seeking a motivated Research Specialist to lead/aid in translational research projects. The lab is focused on the mechanisms of squamous cell carcinoma development with a focus on the role of immunosuppressive medications. The candidate will conduct scientific research in a laboratory environment. Relevant skills include experience with cell culture, PCR, ELISA, immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence. Previous experience is desired but not necessary in flow cytometry and mouse work.
This indiviudal will have a working understanding of the context and implications of the research in order to apply and interpret theoretical knowledge necessary to conduct research. The range of duties includes, but is not limited to: project planning, experimental design and evaluation, developing methodology, conducting procedures, modifying procedures as needed, data collection and analysis, preparing reports, and communication and instruction. Work may include the training and supervision of staff, students, and others in performing specific techniques or phases of experiments.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Analyzes and interprets experimental results and contributes to subsequent experimental designs. The design process may be in collaboration with the PI and collaborators.
Identifies problems, troubleshoots and analyzes variations observed and reported in regular testing protocols; modifies, refines or adapts techniques and procedures; modifies and/or adjusts quality control measures.
Coordinates and/or conducts multiple, concurrent assignments or a multi-faceted project.
Compiles, analyzes, and interprets research data using various computer software applications.
Monitors documentation of results; reviews and recognizes documentation, which may lead to modification and adaptation of research methodologies; may collaborate with others. Adapts and/or modifies experimental methods based upon interpretation of data.
Conducts literature searches and participates in editing and preparing manuscripts, scientific illustrations and computer graphics for publication.
Oversees and assures laboratory compliance with regulatory requirements and JHU standards, policies and procedures.
Works with research staff to prioritize and schedule projects.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
B.S. Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field.
1 year laboratory experience 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: 18 graduate degree credits (semester hours) 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.
** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
M.S. Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Performance and analysis of immunohistochemistry, cell culture, communication with core facilities, open to learning flow cytometry/mouse studies.
Candidate must be organized.
Analytical skills: The candidate should be familiar with theory behind experiments and apply analytical skills to interpret experiments, including positive and negative controls.
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:
Operates lab computers for data entry.
Performs and develops scripts for data analysis.
Proficiency in MS Office, R, and database software is preferred.
Classified Title: Research Specialist Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MA Starting Salary Range: $16.29 - $22.38/hr (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: Varies Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Der Research Division Personnel area: School of Medicine
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