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: project planning, experimental design, developing methodology, conducting procedures, modifying procedures as needed, data collection and analysis, overall laboratory management, and project management, preparing reports, and communication and instruction. Work may include the training and supervision of staff, students and others in performing specific techniques or phases of experiments.
Develops experimental designs and has primary responsibility for planning, implementation, evaluation and interpretation results.
The design process may be in collaboration with the PI, laboratory manager 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.
Assist in assay development for a technology development center.
This may include immunohistochemistry, multispectral immunofluorescence, and in situ hybridization, among other techniques.
Participate in specimen processing and performing established laboratory assays.
Coordinates and/or conducts multiple, concurrent assignments or a multi-faceted project.
Independently compiles, analyzes, and interprets research data using various computer software applications.
Performs and develops scripts for data analysis.
Maintain established data management techniques on several servers.
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 literature searches 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.
Responsible for oversight and training of more junior technicians.
Performs miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
B.S. degree in biology, chemistry or related field.
Two (2) years laboratory experience performing relevant techniques.
Additional education may substitute for some 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.
M.S. degree in biology, chemistry or related field.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must be familiar with the operation of automated microscopes such as Vectra 3.0, Vectra Polaris, and slide scanning for light microscopy.
Must be organized and familiar with data management.
The candidate should be familiar with theory behind experiments and apply analytical skills to interpret experiments, including positive and negative controls.
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:
Location: 1550 Orleans St, Baltimore, MD – East Baltimore
Department name: 10002833-SOM Der Research Division - Dermatology
Personnel area (School): SOM - School of Medicine
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