Research Specialist

first_imgGeneralSummary/Purpose:The Research Specialist isto be a proficient research and/or clinical laboratory specialistwho has a firm understanding of techniques and a solid foundationin the underlying science, gained from some professionalexperience.The Research Specialistwill place an emphasis on coordination of research sample receipt,shipping, and storage, and have a firm understanding of laboratoryinformation systems and clinical laboratory sciences. Under minimalsupervision of the Laboratory Manager or Medical Director orPrincipal Investigator, they will perform a variety of both routineand complex clinical and/or research laboratory tests in accordancewith established standards and procedures. They will be responsiblefor running lab tests, completes measurements as assigned, identifyand resolve common problems, and uses analytical skills toimplement assigned projects. The Research Specialist will also beexpected to understand the role of senior lab members and acceptsconstructive guidance, set-up experiments based on definedstandards, collect and maintain project data, and provide technicalsupport to other research technologists and research specialists.Specific duties may vary according to rotationassigned.Specific Dutiesand Responsibilities:Performs a variety of bothroutine and complex clinical and/or research laboratory tests inaccordance with established standards and procedures. Prepares anddetermines the suitability of solutions, reagents, and stains,following defined formulas and procedures.Reports and records theoutcomes/results of all tests.Exchanges routineinformation in an appropriate manner requiring good oral andwritten communication. Regular interaction with students, vendors,post-doctoral fellows, faculty members, and other clinicalfellows.Maintains andtroubleshoots equipment, routine repairs or notifying servicepersonnel when more complex problems occur. Performs relateddutiesMay be responsible forroutine operational activities such as; ordering supplies andmaterials, reviewing inventory, maintaining up to date records oftests, etc.Performs preventativemaintenance of equipment.Coordinates researchactivities with some supervisory responsibilities as designated bythe Principal Investigator.Performs miscellaneousrelated duties such as general lab housekeeping and maintainingsafety records.MinimumQualifications (mandatory):Bachelor’s degree inbiological sciences, chemistry, or relatedfield.1 year related clinicaland/or research laboratory experience performing relevant orrelated techniques.Knowledge of good labpractices.PreferredQualifications:Master’s degree, withrelated graduate research, may substitute for experience to theextent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year ofexperience. Additional related experience may substitute forrequired education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency ispermitted, up to two years of non-related college course work maybe applied towards the total minimum education/experience requiredfor the respective job.Special Knowledge,Skills, and Abilities:Able to workindependently, under minimal supervision.Must have strongdecision-making skills, and be able to exercise goodjudgment.Requires precision andattention to detail.Strong writtencommunication and interpersonal skills.Read and interpret verbaland written directions.Organize and prioritizework and follow through on assignments.Work successfully as partof a team in a high volume, dynamic laboratory.Equipment,Machine, or Tool Requirements:Computer experienceincluding MS Office, Database, and email. Laboratory equipment ortools including but not limited to: HPLC, mass spectrometer,centrifuge, dried blood spot auto sampler (DBSA), ambientionization mass spectrometer sources (e.g. Paper Spray, DESI, FlowProbe).Work Environment /Whileperforming the duties of this job:While performing theduties of this job, the employee may remain in a stationaryposition (sitting or standing) up to 20% of the time. Occasionallyrequired to traverse throughout the laboratory or to retrieveequipment, supplies, or specimens from other locations on campus.The employee is required to operate a computer keyboard, laboratoryinstruments, and small laboratory tools such as pipettes, cuttinginstruments, glass tubes, dishes, and/or slides. Constantlyrepositions self to perform duties at laboratory work stations,gathering specimens and loading equipment.Prolonged visionrequirements including viewing a computer screen, paperreports/documents, charts and results. Visual acuity is required todistinguish fine gradation of color or structure and closelyexamine specimens (including via a microscope).Laboratory environment -Exposure to toxins and infectious agents exist, but potential forpersonal injury or harm is minimized if established safety andhealth precautions are followed. Must refer to and are expected tocomply with procedure manuals, follow proper laboratory protocolsand safety policy/procedures, and be familiar with material datasafety sheets in assigned work areas. Able to read and understandall Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) guidelines applicable tothe assigned work area. Working in a laboratory where there may bediscomforts due to odors, noise, temperature fluctuations, andworking around lab equipment. Research areas may include animal,human, human products, DNA, and radiation protocols. Use ofpersonal protective equipment may be advised orrequired.May transport equipmentand supplies usually less than 40 pounds from one area to another(in the Rangos laboratory or to other East Baltimore campusbuildings). May be required to lift and/or move up to 50 poundswith proper training, or precautions/lifting aides (example: supplyboxes or Formalin cubes). In some areas workspace islimited.Staff may be required tocomplete an annual competency review and must ensure compliancewith Johns Hopkins Policy, Laboratory Policy & Procedure,Health, Safety & Environment regulations, and all applicableprivacy & confidentiality laws/practices.Many departmentlaboratories operate 24/7 with schedules on day, evening, or nightshifts. Rotating schedules which may include weekend work andholiday assignment. (Overtime possible when authorized/needed tomeet business and patient needs).Classified Title: ResearchSpecialistWorking Title: Research Specialist ​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MAStarting Salary Range: $16.13-$22.16 (commensurate withexperience)Employee group: Full TimeSchedule: M-F 8:30a-5:00pExempt Status: Non-ExemptLocation: 04-MD:School of Medicine CampusDepartment name: 10003048-SOM Pat Clinical ChemistryPersonnel area: School of MedicineThe successfulcandidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employmentbackground check.If you are interested inapplying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University andrequire special assistance or accommodation during any part of thepre-employment process, please contact the HR Business ServicesOffice [email protected] For TTY users, call via MarylandRelay or dial 711.The followingadditional provisions may apply depending on which campus you willwork. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“theflu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns HopkinsInstitutions require all employees who provide ongoing services topatients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have anannual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical orreligious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result intermination of employment.The pre-employmentphysical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, workingwith research subjects, or involving community contact requiresdocumentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles),Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B anddocumentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria,pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of havingtwo (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibodystatus to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests forimmunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in thepre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provideresults of blood tests or immunization documentation from their ownhealth care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseaseswill be given at no cost in our Occupational Healthoffice.Equal OpportunityEmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is theLawLearn more: Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Save Research Specialist Salary Not Specified You need to sign in or create an account to save School of Medicine -East Baltimore Campus Twitter Maryland, United States Research Administration Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Share Research Specialist Salary Not Specified You need to sign in or create an account to save The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more: legal information Similar jobs Save Research Specialist Facebook Research Specialist Research Specialist You need to sign in or create an account to save More searches like this LinkedIn Academic Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Johns Hopkins University Maryland, United States Maryland, United States Save Research Specialist Salary Not Specified Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins Universitylast_img read more

News story: Red Arrows’ North American Display list revealed

first_img Ottawa – Gatineau-Ottawa Airshow Chicago – Air and Water Show Atlantic City – Thunder Over The Boardwalk New York – New York Airshow, Stewart International Toronto – Canadian International Airshow St. Louis – Spirit of St. Louis Airshow & STEM Expo Portland-Hillsboro – The Oregon International Airshow Los Angeles (Huntington Beach) – The Great Pacific Airshow After displaying at the Royal International Air Tattoo, between July 19 and July 21, in the UK, the Red Arrows will undertake a short period of maintenance and preparation before departing for North America.Keep checking the Red Arrows’ social media channels for further details on the North America tour as they are released. Preparations are already being carried out to create a memorable and visually-exciting display to be enjoyed by people watching throughout the latest deployment.Squadron Leader Martin Pert, Red 1 and Team Leader of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, said: The confirmed displays include appearances by the Red Arrows in Canada and on both the east and west coasts of the United States, with more events expected to be announced in the weeks to come.Speaking from Nellis Air Base, Nevada, UK Defence Minister Mark Lancaster said: A map showing the locations of where the Red Arrows will be on display.Other public events, display locations and flypasts are still to be set, with engagement opportunities planned from coast-to-coast. Further announcements will follow as confirmations are made.The Red Arrows are renowned as one of the world’s premier aerobatic display teams, having performed almost 5,000 times in 57 countries since 1965.Flying nine BAE Systems Hawk fast-jets, the team showcases the excellence of the Royal Air Force and demonstrates the global reach and capability of the Service, together with representing the best of British at home and overseas.Previous tours by the Red Arrows, including to the Middle and Far East, have helped generate important investment and sales for the UK across a range of sectors.UK International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox said: The team will fly to North America for the Western Hawk 19 tour this summer, expecting to arrive in Canada on August 8.During the deployment – which will be the largest to the region in a generation – the Red Arrows will help to support a range of British interests and promote trade and co-operation, as part of the United Kingdom’s prosperity agenda.As well as displaying at locations and shows across North America, the team will also attend several engagements on the ground, coordinated by the Department for International Trade (DIT) and the UK Government’s GREAT campaign.The first locations being confirmed for where the Red Arrows will display are: Confirming this initial group of display locations where we will perform in North America is not just exciting for those people hoping to attend these events – but also for the whole Red Arrows team as well. Air and ground crews are now hard at work, preparing the display which will be seen by audiences in the UK, US and Canada this summer, while detailed planning is well underway to carefully, and safely, plot our overseas tour. With these airshows announced, we can now join friends and fans alike in visualising what people will be able to enjoy when the Red Arrows make our biggest ever visit to the US and Canada. However, the air display is only half the story – much of our activity in support of UK interests overseas is centred on considerable ground engagement. As a team, we are particularly enthusiastic about meeting so many individuals, from business leaders and military counterparts to young people and airshow crowds. The Red Arrows have a rich tradition of working with the GREAT Britain Campaign and DIT to promote trade, investment, tourism and education, all while presenting a positive impression of the UK. Their tour of North America will provide an invaluable opportunity to deepen the partnership with some of our closest allies and trading partners. It will include an integrated programme of trade missions and business engagement, involving both the display team and ground crew, and build on the experience of previous tours to provide even stronger support for our business objectives. I am delighted people all over the US and Canada will be able to see our world-famous Red Arrows in action. Previous tours have generated huge amounts of investment for the UK, and we hope the team lighting up the skies of two of our closest defence allies will bring more of the same.last_img read more