Sr. Research Specialist
Baltimore, MD 
Posted 30 days ago
Job Description

This position requires a proficient and experienced SrResearch Specialist to work in a busy immunology core facility specializing in flow cytometry, cell sorting, and multiplex biomarker assays using Luminex and ELISA. Experience in flow cytometry is desired but not required. After initial training, the successful candidate will work independently or with minimal supervision. Applicants must demonstrate attention to detail, as well as good communication and critical thinking skills. Organization, efficiency, problem solving skills, resourcefulness, and flexibility are required for this position.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Preparation of samples for flow cytometric assays.
  • Support research projects including thawing cryopreserved cells, staining cells with fluorescently labelled antibodies and flow cytometry sample acquisition.
  • Data interpretation, analysis, and data entry.
  • Train students, staff, and faculty to operate flow cytometers.
  • Assist core facility users with flow cytometry experimental design, optimization, and troubleshooting.
  • Discussion of testing results with laboratory manager, laboratory director, and core facility users.
  • Analysis of data, formulation of conclusions, and creation of appropriate statistical presentations, including graphs and charts, for the purpose of reporting research/laboratory results.
  • Using various software applications, such as Microsoft Office, GraphPad Prism, FlowJo and other flow cytometry software programs to analyze, format and present data and/or test reports.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills required. Independent and self-motivated, requiring limited supervision once trained.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented. Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Demonstrated strong, positive interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Maintenance of laboratory supplies and laboratory equipment.
  • Preparation of standard laboratory solutions, media, and reagents following standard laboratory protocols and procedures.
  • Rigorous use of universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens. Compliance with biohazard safety standards through proper handling of potentially hazardous chemical and biological agents in the workplace. Completion of annual university safety training, as appropriate.
  • Applicant should have laboratory experience to include basic laboratory skills and experience working with biological samples.
  • Perform reasonable job duties even if not part of the job description, as assigned by the Principal Investigator or laboratory supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field.
  • Four year's experience in a comparable laboratory performing relevant techniques.
  • Master's degree, with related graduate research, may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience running flow cytometers and/or setting up flow cytometry assays.

Classified Title: Sr. Research Specialist
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC
Starting Salary Range: $47,500 - $83,300 Annually ($65,400 targeted; Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday to Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
Exempt Status:Exempt
Location:School of Public Health
Department name: W Harry Feinstone Dpt Molec Mblgy Imlgy
Personnel area: School of Public Health


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
4+ years
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