Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The general nature or purpose of the job:
The job will employ cultured human induced pluripotent stem cells from a range of neurological diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and various cell types derived from these iPS cells such as neurons and astroglia.
The research specialist will become proficient in the novel and modern methods of iPS cell derivation and cell differentiation.
We are looking for a proficient research laboratory specialist with a sophisticated understanding of techniques and a solid foundation in the underlying science, gained from professional experience. The individual will work independently and manage daily research projects.
The research specialist will participate in planning experiments and evaluating/interpreting test results utilizing detailed knowledge of research laboratory procedures and practices. The individual should be capable of independent judgment in the selection, development, performance and evaluation of research methods; operates appropriate equipment.
The primary duties and responsibilities of the job:
Follows established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments which include: mammalian tissue culture (passaging and cryopreservation), conventional and real-time PCR, genotyping by PCR, electrophoretic separations (agarose and acrylamide gels), cloning and/or sub cloning, and other basic molecular biology techniques.
Uses various software applications, such as Excel spreadsheets, electronic mail, World Wide Web, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or test reports.
Participate in the organization and operation of the laboratory. Performs general lab maintenance duties, may need to order and manage supplies and reagents of the lab. Will need to maintain excellent written records and electronic databases. Prepares solutions, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.
Uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens. Completes annual university biohazard/universal precaution/radiation safety training, as appropriate. Monitors biohazard/radiation safety standards and proper handling of potentially hazardous chemical and biological agents and/or radiation sources in the workplace. Monitors inventory levels and proper storage of materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures. Keeps current knowledge of vendors and suppliers of materials specific to the laboratory requirements.
Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in biology, chemistry or related field.
Some knowledge with aseptic neuronal or glial culturing preferable. Experience with histology, light microscopy, immunohistochemistry. Preparation of standard laboratory buffers and other chemicals needed for culturing.
We welcome anybody who is talented, creative and highly motivated. A background in tissue culture, particularly iPS cell culture would be preferred, but is not required.
Classified Title: Research Specialist II Working Title: Research Specialist II Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: $38,920-$53,520 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30am - 5:00 pm , (Possible weekend hours) Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 60003628-Neurodegenerative and Injury Program Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University
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