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Sr. Research Specialist at Johns Hopkins University

Sr. Research Specialist

Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD Full-Time

The Cammarato lab at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is seeking a Senior Research Specialist  who is interested in using Drosophila to model human skeletal and cardiac muscle diseases.

Candidates must have expertise in cell and molecular biology techniques and, ideally, a background in Drosophila genetics. Responsibilities will include transgenic line production, fly husbandry, assisting in experimental design and data collection, and general laboratory maintenance. The main research fields are molecular genetics, proteomics and physiological assays in multiple models of cardiovascular diseases.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assigned research projects and fly lines.
  • Utilize specialized knowledge to interpret results, e.g. reading controls, evaluate results.  
  • Performs high throughput proteomic experiments with biological fluids/tissue by utilizing liquid chromatograph (LC, such as HPLC, PF2D), electrophoresis and immune assays.
  • May scientifically contribute to writing of manuscripts and grants. Process analyzed data into figures for scientific publications.
  • Participates analyses of animal models of cardiac and skeletal muscle disease and knowledge of varied methods. 
  • Works independently with minimal supervision. Participates in the design of experiments and evaluating/interpreting results.
  • Maintains inventory levels and monitors storage of materials and supplies in accordance with established policies.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of light and confocal microscopes for fly and mouse husbandry and colony/stock maintenance.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • BS/BA, or equivalent, in Biology, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Protein Chemistry or a related field required.
  • Four (4) years 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.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits, with related graduated research, 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Drosophila molecular genetics and standard molecular biology techniques preferred. Adept in striated muscle physiology and physiological concepts; experience in confocal and digital video light microscopy helpful. 

Classified Title: Sr. Research Specialist
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC 
Starting Salary Range: $23.41 - $32.23/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM DOM Cardiology
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Sr. Research Specialist. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Sr. Research Specialist and all other JHU applicants should visit [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Sr. Research Specialist.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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