The Research Specialist II will develop, conduct and evaluate scientific research in a laboratory environment. 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: clinical sample processing, project planning, experimental design, developing methodology, conducting procedures, modifying procedures as needed, data collection and analysis, laboratory management, project management, preparing reports, and communication and instruction. Experience in flow cytometry and sterile cell culture is preferred. Work may include the training and supervision of staff, students and others in performing specific techniques or phases of experiments.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Our laboratory processes clinical leukemia samples for local patients and for patients enrolled on large cooperative group clinical trials. In addition, we perform immuno-oncology research to understand the bone marrow microenvironment and its effect on therapeutic response.
Develops experimental designs and has primary responsibility for planning, implementation, evaluation and interpretation results. The design process may be in collaboration with the PI or completed independently.
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, including FlowJo and GraphPad Prism.
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 library research 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.
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field and two (2) years 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.
Culture and analysis of human cell lines, PCR, real-time PCR, flow cytometry;
Performing established laboratory assays under the supervision of the faculty investigator;
Familiarity with theory behind experiments; ability to apply analytical skills to interpret experiments using positive and negative controls.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.
Classified Title: Research Specialist II Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: $38,920 - $53,520/Annually Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m./37.5 Hours per Week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus Department Name: Oncology Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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