Research Specialist – Johns Hopkins University
The Enterics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University is seeking a full-time Research Specialist ll to assist with ongoing projects in the lab. This position would involve providing laboratory, analytical and administrative assistance for several large studies involving collaborations from institutions worldwide. The group is currently studying adult diarrheal disease in Cameroon, the genomic epidemiology of cholera in Africa and cholera diagnostic evaluation and vaccine trials in cholera endemic areas among other things. A successful candidate must be able to work independently and under limited supervision.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities: Research Specialist – Johns Hopkins University
The position involves a mixture of laboratory work, data analysis and international travel to train our partners on laboratory techniques relevant to the research. Laboratory duties include microbiology (i.e. culture and identification of specific bacteria), ELISA, immunoblot methods, electrophoresis, PCR, qPCR, and basic tissue culture.
The candidate should be able to follow established procedures or protocols and work with their supervisor to develop or optimize new protocols or assays and design experimental approaches for research projects as needed.
The position requires work with biohazardous materials, and the candidate must follow all necessary safety precautions for working with such materials.
A successful candidate must be highly organized and is required to maintain inventories for samples and lab supplies as well as keep a laboratory notebook detailing the results of all experiments.
The candidate must be able to make significant/important contributions to various aspects of research efforts, this may include troubleshooting, independent decisions and training/guidance of other lab personnel.
The candidate may also have the opportunity to assist with data analysis and make scientific contributions to writing of manuscripts and grants. There are opportunities to preform statistical analyses as well as advanced molecular analysis (VNTR, WGS). The research technologist will also be expected to help prepare figures and tables for manuscripts where they will be co-authors and assist with writing up results as needed. Coursera online coursework is offered to all employees and can be used for career development on the job. Hopkins also has tuition support each year as an employee benefit.
This position may require international travel 1-3 times per year. During these trips, the research technologist may be required to prepare and conduct laboratory trainings for partner organizations abroad. Routine lab work and international trainings will require supply and equipment procurement, interface with vendors and shipping.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Ability to multi-task and communicate effectively.
Minimum Qualifications: Research Specialist – Johns Hopkins University
- Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field.
- Two 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.
- Ability to multi-task and communicate effectively.
Classified Title:Research Specialist II
Starting Salary Range: $40,100-$55,140-$70,180 Annually (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday to Friday; 8:30am – 5:00pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: School of Public Health
Department name: Global Disease Epidemiology and Control
Personnel area: School of Public Health
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees’ health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. 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.
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**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.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.
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Equal Opportunity Employer: Research Specialist – Johns Hopkins University
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