Research Specialist II

Updated: 1 day ago
Location: Maryland Line, MARYLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

The Department of Oncology, Division of Pediatric Oncology is looking to fill the position of Research Specialist II.  This position 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, animal colony oversight 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 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.
  • Coordinates and/or conducts multiple, concurrent assignments or a multi-faceted project.
  • Compiles, analyzes, and interprets research data using various computer software applications.
  • 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.

Equipment, Machine, or Tool Requirements:

  • Electrophoresis equipment, centrifuges and PCR.
  • Operates lab computers (Mac) for data entry.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel or Animal Colony Management software is preferred.


B.S. degree in biology, chemistry or related field and two years laboratory experience 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 may substitute for one year of experience.  

Role/Level/Range:  ACRP/3/MB

Salary: $37,781 - $51,950

Status:  Full-Timie

Department:  Oncology

Work Schedule/Hours:  Monday-Friday/8:30-5:00pm/37.5 hrs

Location:  East Baltimore Campus

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

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