Under the general supervision of a faculty investigator or laboratory supervisor, the Research Specialist is responsible for independently performing routine and esoteric assays in a research laboratory focused on lung disease and lung physiology, including handling of mice colony, executing models of lung injury and delivery of drugs to the lungs. Contributes to general maintenance of the laboratory, equipment and supplies.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Responsible for animal preparations, equipment setup and maintenance, execution of molecular biology experimental protocols and development of animal protocols.
Performs data acquisition/analysis and contributes to manuscript preparation.
Record keeping including documentation of good laboratory practices, laboratory maintenance, and help with the performance of cell culture protocols.
Oversees the day-to-day data collection for research studies and run both standard and ad hoc reports. Runs standard statistics using SPSS or other statistical packages, including t-tests and standard deviation per protocol. May include data cleaning measures to ensure accuracy of data and preparation of tables. Runs routine and ad hoc reports from research database.
Develops processes for ensuring data collection can occur in effective and efficient manner. Organizes, edits, verifies data, and scores data collection forms as needed. Able to modify existing forms in order to optimize data management.
Supports the maintenance of lab equipment including CO2 tanks, tissue culture incubators, LN2 freezers, ultra-low temperature freezers, centrifuges, glassware washer and autoclave.
This person may also utilize sophisticated instrumentation such as flow cytometer, spectrophotometer, luminometer and laboratory automation solutions/robotics. Responsible for operation of lab computers for data entry.
Maintains accurate data records and laboratory notebook.
Maintains and makes necessary adjustments to equipment, e.g. calibrating, alignment.
Prepares solutions, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.
Along with the laboratory supervisor, works to develop and institute protocols for routine laboratory analyses.
Maintains and improves training procedures and is responsible for training entry-level employees on relevant techniques
Education: Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or related field required.
Experience: Requires a minimum of one year of 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: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits 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.
Classified title: Research Specialist
Starting Salary Range: $32,562- $44,742
Employee group: Full-Time
Schedule (hours/days): Monday-Friday ; 40 hours
Employee subgroup: Non-Exempt
Department name: SOM DOM
Personnel area (School): DOM Pulmonary
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