Ireland Funds increases target by 40%

first_imgIreland Funds increases target by 40% The Worldwide Ireland Funds has increased their fundraising target by 40% following the success to date of their Promising Ireland campaign.Worldwide Ireland Funds’ President and CEO, Kieran McLoughlin, announced at the 2012 Worldwide Ireland Funds Conference in Cork that the goal for the Promising Ireland campaign was being raised from the initial target of $100 million by the end of 2013 to $140 million within the same time frame.The initial goal of $100 million was exceeded in May, 19 months before the campaign closing date.The Promising Ireland campaign is a philanthropic initiative to raise funding for charities from among the Funds’ global network in 12 countries. The new target will require the Funds to raise $1 million a month between now and December 2013, the Funds say.Announcing the new goal for the campaign, Mr. McLoughlin said, “The response to the Promising Ireland campaign is an affirmation of our donors’ belief in Ireland’s future. The impact of the campaign is best illustrated by the fact that, of the $432 million the Funds have raised since our inception in 1976, $122 million has been raised in the last 3 years. In other words, over a quarter of our entire income has been raised in a tenth of our history. Already the Promising Ireland campaign has provided support to more than 350 charities whose work is vital at a time of intense social need and diminished resources. “www.theirelandfunds.org Tagged with: Funding Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 June 2012 | Newslast_img read more

Soft Landing for Farmland Values in Eastern Corn Belt

first_img SHARE Soft Landing for Farmland Values in Eastern Corn Belt By Gary Truitt – Oct 6, 2016 Facebook Twitter SHARE Soft Landing for Farmland Values in Eastern Corn Belt2010 thru 2012 saw a big jump in the value of farmland; since then, values have been on the decline.  With commodity prices on the decline, the value of farmland has been declining. As Dennis Badger, vice president of collateral risk management with Farm Credit Mid-America reports, Eastern Corn Belt land has been holding its value, “Farmland values in the Mid-America region, which includes Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee, have held relatively steady despite a challenging farm economy.  From July 1 of 2015 to June 30 of 2016, the four state region saw a collective increase of 0.2%.”But Indiana land has declined 6% during this time frame. Badger says farmers will need to take this into account when putting their balance sheets together and negotiating any cash rent agreements, “Land values are starting to decline in response to lower commodity prices, but at a pace that indicates a soft landing for values in the region.”  He told HAT the diversity of operations in the region accounts for the relatively stable land market.Badger urges producers to be cautious when it comes to buying any new farmland. However, he says, if it looks to be a solid investment today, it is probably a good long term investment, “Land values are expected to decline in the next year, and interest rates are expected to rise. So this is the time to make an investment decision.”For more information on land values, plus financial tips and resources, visit e-farmcredit.com Home Indiana Agriculture News Soft Landing for Farmland Values in Eastern Corn Belt Previous articleFarm Economy could lead to Early Farm Bill NegotiationsNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for October 6, 2016 Gary Truitt Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Fire Walk for Special Olympics

first_imgFacebook NewsCommunityFire Walk for Special OlympicsBy Staff Reporter – April 17, 2014 563 Twitter Fancy doing a world record Fire Walk to help Special Olympics Ireland?Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Over 600 people including rugby legend David Wallace will walk over hot coals to help people. You can be one of these people and break a world record too and all for a great cause!Special Olympics main fundraising event for the Limerick 2014 games is a World Record Fire Walking Challenge. There is an attempt at a World Record for the most individuals consecutively Fire Walking at a Single Venue and the record is currently held by a group in New Zealand and stands at 608 people. The event will take place on Friday, May 16 in the Kilmurry Lodge, Castletroy.Participants arrive at 7pm on the night of the Fire Walk and all participants take part in a Motivational Seminar. After the seminar is completed, participants are led out to the Fire Lanes with Percussion Drums adding to the atmosphere. After the Fire Walk there will be free entry to the ‘after-party’. Entertainment on the night will include a well-known Limerick band and performances from fire breathers, dancers and drummers as well as free entry to the band and nightclub for all participants.Spectators can also attend and watch you walk the Fire Lane as well as taking part in the rest of the night.Fundraise online at http://bit.ly/1h0j1qV or contact Frank by mobile at 085 862 6403 or by email at [email protected] Email WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Advertisement Print Previous article50 choral years of celebrationNext articleShinnors’ List Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Regions Bank Earns Perfect Score on 2021 Corporate Equality Index

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Facebook WhatsApp TAGS  Regions Bank has a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Examples of the bank’s important work, and other company news, can be found at https://regions.doingmoretoday.com. Pinterest WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Facebook Pinterest Twitter Regions Bank Earns Perfect Score on 2021 Corporate Equality Index By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 Previous articleOutSystems, Software Development Platform Leader, Raises $150 Million Investment at $9.5 Billion ValuationNext articleRRD Connects Print and Online Experiences to Bring Acts of Kindness to Life in a Personalized Way Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Increase in number of death certificates mentioning alcohol

first_imgNewsx Adverts Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Pinterest There’s been an increase in the number of death certificates which mentions alcohol following the introduction of a new codification system.According to the Central Statistics Office, alcohol was mentioned on death certificates in 1,895 cases dealt with by coroners during a three year period between 2007 and 2009.Chairperson of the Coroners Society, Clare County Coroner Isobel O’Dea, said anecdotally there had been a rise in the number of cases coming before coroners where alcohol had played a significant role, but she stressed that just because alcohol is mentioned on a death certificate did not mean it played a direct or contributory role in the death.However, she said there were “no guidelines” as to how individual coroners dealt with the presence of alcohol in a deceased person and, in many cases, there was no way of knowing what role, if any, it had played in that person’s death.The Irish Examiner says three out of four coroners it spoke to in Donegal reinforced Ms O’Dea’s view that there has been an increase.Meanwhile, a comparative study of A&E attendees at four hospitals nationwide shows that Letterkenny had the lowest amount deemed to need advice on alcohol intake. 30% of those screened at Letterkenny General Hospital required brief advice, versus 41% in Waterford, 33% in Naas and 56% in Cork. Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook Increase in number of death certificates mentioning alcohol WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleHearings begin into A5 Dual Carriageway planNext articleGrenade thrown at police in Derry News Highland Twitter Pinterest Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week By News Highland – May 9, 2011 Google+last_img read more

Schools receive funding for extensions

first_img Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img Previous article“Donegal Live” event has press launch in DublinNext articleJob losses expected at Keith Prowse in Buncrana News Highland Facebook Google+ By News Highland – May 4, 2010 Newsx Adverts Schools receive funding for extensions RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Funding haas been secured for an additional classroom at the Little Angels Special School, Letterkenny. Donegal North East Deputy Niall Blaney says he’s received confirmation of the allocation from Tanaiste and Education Minister Mary Coughlan.He says Department officials will be in touch with the school shortly to discuss how the project can be advanced.Meanwhile, funding has also been approved for Scoil Mhuire, Ramelton to provide for a two storey extension. last_img read more

TES students learn traditions

first_img Some people have mistaken the lyric, “all of the other reindeer” for “Olive, the other reindeer.” This has give rise to another fictional character in cartoon. Olive is the name of a dog thinks she is a reindeer.Most people recognize a version of the song recorded by Gene Autry in 1949, although it was first sung on the radio in New York City in 1948.—Jake Maddox, fourth grade TESCHRISTMAS CARDS When we think of Christmas cards, we think of winter themes like Frosty the Snowman or Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. However, years ago things were a lot different and some the same.Christmas cards are 150 years old. Christmas cards were first printed in London on a large scale in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole, not in America. They were first sold by Louis Prang in 1875. John Calcott Horsley painted the card showing the feeding and clothing of the poor. In the middle there was a picture of a family sipping wine. It drew criticism because a child drinking wine was called child corruption. Two thousand and fifty cards were sold that year for a shilling each.Christmas cards all looked different. English cards all showed spring themes. In the World Wars, Christmas cards usually had patriotic themes. In the 1950s cartoon illustrations were popular.Kate Greenway’s Christmas cards were most popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Hers were cut in shapes like bells and crescents. She made the first pop-ups and noise cards.On most cards it says “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.” Here’s how to say it in:Spanish- Feliz Navidad y Prospero Ano Nuevo; French – Joyeux Noel et Bonne Annee; Italian Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo; Irish – Nollaig Shona Duit and German – Frohliche Weihnachten und ein gluckliches/gutes Neues Jahr.Christmas cards have come a long way. We now have less Christmas cards today because most cards are sold on the Internet like ecards. But to me, it doesn’t matter what kind of Christmas cards it is, they’re all special.—Nelsey Leverette, fourth grade TESTHE CHRISTMAS TREEGermany is credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition as we know it. Christians brought decorated trees into their homes and built pyramids of wood and decorated them with evergreens and candles if wood was scarce. It was Martin Luther, the 16th century Protestant reformer, who first added lighted candles to a tree.In the USA (United States of America), German settlers of Pennsylvania put up the first Christmas tree. Christmas trees were not accepted by most Americans and were seen as pagan symbols. In 1659, the General Court of Massachusetts started a law making any observance of December 25 (other than a church service) a penal offense.By the 1890s, Christmas ornaments were arriving from Germany and Christmas popularity was on the rise around the United States. Americans were decorating their trees with homemade ornaments by the early 20th century. Electricity brought about Christmas lights. With this Christmas trees began to appear in town squares across the country. To date, the Christmas tree has become an American tradition.—Abby Lee, fourth grade TESSAINT NICHOLASAccording to “Catholic News Agency,” December 6th is when the Catholic Church celebrates St. Nicholas.St. Nicholas was born in Lycia in the 3rd century. He was a bishop in Myra. He was put in jail but then released by Constantine the Great. St. Nicholas was said to have thrown money into poor people’s houses because their daughters had to have money to get married. Supposedly, the money thrown through the window by St. Nicholas fell into their shoes, which is why people put stockings on their fireplaces or shoes by the door.In Germany, his name in “San Nikolaus” which sounds like Santa Claus. He was said to have worn red and white robes and have a long white beard.— Colin Jones, fourth grade TESTHE CANDY CANEDo you want to know the true story of the candy cane? Well, let me tell you.A candy maker in Indiana wanted to make some candy that would be a witness of Jesus Christ. He made the Christmas candy cane. He included several symbols for the birth, ministry and death of Jesus Christ.To symbolize the virgin birth and sinless nature of Jesus, he started with a stick of pure white candy, hard to symbolize the Solid Rock, the foundation of the church and the firmness of the promises of God.He made the candy in the shape of a “J” the first initial of the precious name of Jesus, who came as our Savior. It may also represent the staff of our “Good Shepherd,” with which He reaches down to the ditches of this world to lift up the fallen lambs who, like all sheep, have gone astray.The candy maker stained it with 3 small red stripes to show the scourging Jesus received by which we are healed.The large red stripe is for the blood shed by Christ on the Cross, by which we may receive the promise of eternal life. Unfortunately, this candy has become known as a candy cane – a meaningless decoration at Christmastime. But the real meaning is still there for those with “eyes to see and ears to hear.”I pray this symbol will once again be used as witness to “the wonder and Glory of the one true Savior, the Lord, Jesus Christ.”—Melanie Ford, fourth grade TESSANTA CLAUSSanta Claus is mostly known as a big man in a red suit that sneaks into your house and leaves you cool presents.Santa in a red suit is mostly known in Canada and the USA. In UK and Europe, he is known as Father Christmas.Most people think he lives in the North Pole. Most people say that Santa has hundreds of elves that build the toys he gives us. People say Santa rides to your house on a sleigh pulled by magical reindeer.Some people believe Santa was started by a man name Saint Nick, a person who went on Christmas and gave random people Christmas presents.In UK and Europe, he wears a green suite instead of red. In some countries he is a she.On Christmas, most people have stockings for Santa to put presents in. A lot of people leave cookies and milk for him.The Dutch version of Santa is Sint Klaas. Santa lives at the North Pole. Santa enters your house through the chimney or window.In Greece, he is known as Hagios Nikolaos. His fame spread through the Middle Ages. Many believe Santa was started by the Three Kings that visited Jesus when he was born. – Adams Bensinger, fifth grade TESHOLLY, IVY AND GREENERYHolly’s bright red color stands out in the winter and gives good luck to men. Holly symbolizes the crown of thorns on Jesus’ head when he was crucified. The red berries symbolize Jesus’ blood and it celebrates the birth of Christ.Ivy symbolized three facts. It clings; it thrives in the shade and it’s evergreen. It signifies true love, faithfulness and undying affection both in marriage and friendships. Christians believe it stands for the new promise of eternal life. At Christmas time, ivy is only used on the outside of buildings. It’s one the outside of buildings because it represents mortality and because Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus, the giver of everlasting life and destroyer of death.Greenery is also known as Christmas trees and wreaths. Norsemen put evergreen boughs over doorways to ward off evil. Greenery is also taken inside to freshen the air inside your house and to freshen spirits during the long cold winter.— Caitlin Bobo, fifth grade TESCHRISTMAS STOCKINGSThe custom of hanging up stockings on Christmas Eve all began in Europe. It was when a poor man’s wife died and he couldn’t afford for his three daughters’ dowry. He could not provide his daughters a dowry and without it they could not get married. He was kind and generous to his fellow man. When Santa Claus heard what happened, he knew the man would not take charity so he did it in secrecy. So at night, he would go down the chimney and put some gold in their stockings that were being dried on the mantelpiece. The next day, they found the gold in the sockings. So there was plenty of gold to pay the dowry.Since then, children would hang stockings, hoping to get a gift in their stockings. Originally from Europe, children would put out a shoe near the mantelpiece.— Kelsi Huynh, fifth grade TESPOINSETTIASThe poinsettia is associated with Christmas because of a story about a poor Mexican girl named Pepita. She had no gift to present to the Christ Child at Christmas Eve services. She decided to fashion a handful of common weeds into a bouquet. It was all she had to offer. She knelt to lay the bouquet at the foot of the Nativity scene, she was embarrassed by her offering and fought back a tear. Suddenly, the bouquet of weeds burst into blooms of brilliant red and everyone who saw them said they had witnessed a Christmas miracle right before their eyes. Today, the common name for this plant is poinsettia.—Graham WilkesMISTLETOEEveryone knows about the power of mistletoe at Christmas, right? It makes holiday romance democratic by making everyone equally kissable – friends, strangers and distant cousins. Wander beneath a sprig of mistletoe at a holiday party and like it not you become fair game to anyone whose lips are within range.But there is much more to mistletoe than kissing and holiday merriment. This year, don’t just fill up on eggnog as you linger near the mistletoe hoping that special someone you secretly adore will stroll by unawares or back up just another few steps.Here are a few fun facts about the mistletoe:American mistletoe, the kind most often associated with kissing, is one of 1,300 species worldwide but only two are native to the United States.The translation of the word “mistletoe” isn’t very romantic. A few centuries back, some people apparently observed that mistletoe tended to take root where birds had left their droppings. “Mistal” is an Anglo-Saxon word that means “dung” and “tan” means “twig” so mistletoe actually means “dung on a twig.”—Kush Patel, fifth grade TES Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 5:25 pm Friday, December 25, 2009 On Christmas, the presents have all been opened, the turkey has made it to the salad and the company has gone home, so it’s time to just sit back and relax. So, now may be the best time to think about Christmas and all those symbols of the holiday that we take for granted. We often tend to forget that each of those symbols has a meaning.At Troy Elementary School, Ginger Boutwell’s reading classes participated in a Christmas Traditions Project. They learned the meaning behind many of the traditions of Christmas and the symbols they represent. They were amazed and sometimes greatly surprised by what they learned.But most of all, they learned that sharing is a huge part of the Christmas tradition world over, so they agreed so share the meaning behind the symbols of Christmas with The Messenger’s readers. Email the author By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel TES students learn traditions Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEERRudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is a character created in a story and song by the same name. The story was written by Robert L. May in 1939 as part his employment with Montgomery Ward, a department store.The story is owned by Rudolph Company, L.P. and has been sold in numerous forms including a popular song, a television special (done in stop-motion animation) and a feature film although the story and song are not public domain, Rudolph has become a figure of Christmas folklore. The song tells about Santa’s lead reindeer that has an unusual red nose. The nose gives its own light – enough light for Santa to see through bad weather. Sponsored Content Skip You Might Like Tick-tock Time Traveler makes way to local bookstores When Karla Johnson talks about her recently published book, she gets a little emotional. She apologizes for the tears. She… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more

Compass to acquire Bold New York

first_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tags Bold New YorkbreakingcompassJordan SachsResidential BrokeragesRobert Reffkin Share via Shortlink Message* Founded in 2012, Compass has become one of the biggest firms in New York City, with more than 2,100 agents. Nationally, the 18,000-agent firm closed $91.4 billion in 2019 sales, according to Real Trends.Compass did not immediately return a request for comment.Despite the strength of the U.S. housing market, New York has seen declining rents, record concessions and high vacancy. In January, Manhattan’s median rent dropped 16.6 percent year-over-year to $3,000, according to data from Miller Samuel. In Brooklyn, the 13.8 percent year-over-year drop to $2,472 was the largest decline since 2008.Rental brokers have also been squeezed by policy changes over the past couple of years, including New York’s overhaul of rent stabilization and last year’s ban on tenant-paid broker fees.Many agents have also been frustrated by daily fees to post rental listings on StreetEasy.Since 2018, Compass has aggressively ramped up growth by acquiring firms around the country. In New York it struck a deal in 2019 to buy Stribling & Associates, one of the city’s last independent firms with 270 agents.The brokerage industry has been consolidating over the past year. In January 2020 the Corcoran Group officially merged with sister company Citi Habitats. In June, Brown Harris Stevens merged with its sister company Halstead.Amid the pandemic, Compass has continued to add agents and make acquisitions, most recently striking a deal to buy title startup Modus.In January, Compass filed confidentially to go public. The SoftBank-backed firm, which has raised $1.5 billion from investors, was last valued at $6.4 billion after a July 2019 funding round.This story is breaking. Return to this page for updates.Contact E.B. Solomont Compass CEO Robert Reffkin and Bold CEO Jordan Sachs (Photos via Compass, Bold/Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)Compass is acquiring Bold New York, a 10-year-old brokerage with a robust portfolio of rental developments, The Real Deal has learned.The deal, announced by Bold at a town hall meeting Tuesday, will boost the venture-backed firm’s new development marketing division. Bold CEO Jordan Sachs could not immediately be reached for comment.With 120 agents, Bold punches above its weight with exclusives that include Metro Loft Management’s 20 Broad (533 units) and JDS Development Group’s American Copper (671 units). It is also marketing Greystar’s Hollingsworth, a 380-unit building on West 37th Street, and Slate Property Group’s 118-unit rental at 222 Johnson Avenue in Williamsburg.Read moreNYC rental agents divided on broker fee ban Compass files for IPO Compass to buy Stribling Full Name* Email Address*last_img read more

BAE Systems Hires Capita for IT Services (UK)

first_img View post tag: hires May 28, 2014 View post tag: IT Capita plc has recently signed a contract with BAE Systems Maritime – Submarines to become its strategic partner to transform the existing method of IT service delivery for its submarine building business in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. View post tag: Naval Equipment & technology View post tag: UK View post tag: europe Share this article View post tag: Navy The contract is expected to be worth between £60m and £70m over the next five years to Capita. BAE Systems Maritime – Submarines is currently designing and building the Astute class of nuclear powered attack submarines for the UK Royal Navy. It is also leading on the design of a replacement for the Vanguard class submarines.Capita IT Services will deliver an enhanced IT service model across the submarine building business which will be aligned with the wider BAE Systems group IT framework.The new service model will result in reduced service charges and higher levels of IT service management performance through using specialist teams focussed in particular fields, such as end user computing, collaborative services and applications management.This new contract builds on the work that Capita IT Services has provided to the business over the past eight years, including the implementation of servers, wide area networks and local area networks. Capita has also provided technical consultancy and application development, while managing a dedicated on site service desk with the flexibility to oversee a range of IT issues.[mappress]Press Release, May 28, 2014; Image: BAE Systems View post tag: Capita View post tag: BAe Systems View post tag: News by topic View post tag: services Back to overview,Home naval-today BAE Systems Hires Capita for IT Services (UK) BAE Systems Hires Capita for IT Services (UK)last_img read more

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:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf 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:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm 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