Develop assays and protocols. Designs and performs experiments for research projects as requested by and discussed with the PI. Demonstrates ability to successfully follow protocols and perform a wide range of modern molecular biology assays. May include troubleshooting, independent decisions, and training/guidance of other lab personnel.
Performs basic cell culture techniques and laboratory methods/techniques associated with genetics and molecular biology such as: isolation of DNA and RNA, PCR, quantitative real-time PCR, DNA electrophoresis, Southern blotting, DNA cloning, DNA sequencing, quantitative and qualitative analyses of DNA and RNA molecules, as well as other functional and enzymatic assays.
Prepares buffers and solutions/reagents; contributes to the maintenance of the laboratory, equipment, and supplies; manages sample inventories and locations, concentrations, and volumes; conducts routine radiation surveys, safety tests, monitors safety compliance and prepares the laboratory for safety inspections.
Maintains careful records of all experiments performed.
Responsible for daily ordering of all laboratory consumables, reagents, supplies, and equipment; maintains financial records.
Ensures charges, invoices, and orders are correctly routed to the proper grant and category and through communication with laboratory staff, collaborators and the PI regarding appropriation of funds.
Responsible for equipment inventories and maintenance, including scheduling of service/preventative maintenance and maintaining service contracts on all equipment where applicable.
Ensures all laboratory protocols and biosafety approvals are up-to-date.
Laboratory Coordination Responsibilities:
Responsible for overall operational elements of laboratory functioning as a representative for the PI.
Acts as a project coordinator for the lab.
Coordinates with all other supporting staff units including administration and IT.
Exercises good judgment and responsibility for decisions and results.
Helps to hire guide, and train incoming laboratory staff.
Advises personnel on proper laboratory techniques and use of laboratory equipment.
Advises personnel on the proper maintenance of laboratory notebooks and electronic files.
Ensures the laboratory and staff comply with annual safety inspections and safety office recommendations.
Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, physics or related discipline.
One (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.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have a working knowledge of one or more of the following disciplines achieved through undergraduate studies and laboratory experience: biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, microbiology and/or genetics.
Classified title: Research Specialist
Working title: Research Specialist
Role/Level/Range: ACRP 40/E/03/MA
Starting Salary Range: $16.13 - $22.16 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full time
Employee Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Monday-Friday - 8:30am-5:00pm 40hrs/Wk
Location: Miller Research Building 572 - 733 N. Broadway, Baltimore, MD – East Baltimore
Department name: 10002874-SOM Genetics Institute of Gen Medicine
Personnel area (School): SOM – School of Medicine
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