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Research Specialist II

Johns Hopkins University

July 21, 2018
Job location:
Baltimore, Maryland

Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative


Classified Title: Research Specialist II​​​​​​​
Working Title:​​​​​
function/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB
Starting income Range: $18.53 - $25.47
Employee group: Casual / On Call
Schedule: M-F 8 hours/week
Employee subgroup: S1 Hrly Non-Exmpt
Job location: 720 Rutland Ave
Department name: 10003053-SOM Pat Immunonology
Personnel area: School of Medicine

General Summary

Advanced research and/or clinical laboratory specialist with a firm knowledge of techniques and a solid foundation in the underlying science, gained from some professional practice.
Performs data analysis by developing software pipelines and running them as new data sets are generated. Works independently but reports frequently to manager.
Identifies and resolves problems and uses analytical and decision making expertise to implement assigned projects. Collects and documents for presentations, manuscripts, grants, and reporting.

tasks & Responsibilities
   » Develops custom software pipelines for analysis of PhIP-Seq/VirScan data sets, as instructed by Principle Investigator. Maintains performance of custom software to integrate version changes and bug fixes.
   » Runs pipelines to generate output as new data sets are acquired.
   » Generates reports and figures for grants and presentations as requested by the Principle Investigator.

Equipment, Machine, or Tool Requirements

Computer and related equipment.


Bachelor's degree in biological sciences, chemistry, or related field required. Minimum of 2 years performing software development.

Special knowledge, expertise, and abilities
   » Must have excellent coding expertise in R, python and mysql. Must have working knowledge of biostatistics.

Work Environment /While performing the tasks of this job
   » While performing the tasks of this job, the employee may remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing) up to 100% of the time. Occasionally required to traverse all over the laboratory or to retrieve equipment, supplies, or specimens from other locations on campus. The employee is required to operate computer keyboard, laboratory instruments, and small laboratory tools such as pipettes, cutting instruments, glass tubes, dishes, and/or slides. Constantly repositions self to execute tasks at laboratory work stations, gathering specimens, and loading equipment.
   » Prolonged vision requirements including viewing computer screen, paper reports/documents, charts and results. Visual acuity is required to distinguish fine gradation of color or structure and closely examine specimens (including via a microscope).
   » May transport equipment and supplies usually less than 40 pounds from one area to another (in the laboratory or on campus; to transport between laboratories or to bring materials to meetings). May be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with proper training, or precautions/lifting aides (example: supply boxes or Formalin cubes). In some areas work space is limited.
   » Staff may be required to complete annual competency review, and must insure compliance with Johns Hopkins Policy, Laboratory Policy & Procedure, Health, Safety & Environment regulations, and all applicable privacy & confidentiality laws/practices.
The prosperous 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, Contact Us by the HR Business Services Office at E-Mail: TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide continuing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

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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About Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to lgain but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses all over the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are located at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.

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