Biospecimen Research Manager

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
Full Time Management Research

Job Description

Biospecimen Research Manager


General summary/purpose:


The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is hiring a full-time employee to provide laboratory support and to assist with research coordination for multiple research studies related to neurodegenerative disorders.


Specific Duties/Responsibilities:


  • Participate in developing assays and protocols for PI's approval, and designs experimental approaches for research projects.
  • Performs a range of sophisticated assays, and makes significant/important contributions to various aspects of the research effort.
  • The individual will be involved in, but not limited to, key laboratory duties, such as handling human biospecimens, biospecimen collection and processing, biospecimen inventory and management, ELISAs, Western Blot, and DNA extraction.
  • Clinic duties include neuropsychological testing and other patient testing. Additional duties include data entry, cleaning of glassware, and/or other laboratory housekeeping tasks.
  • This position also involves being on-call for laboratory emergencies in a rotating schedule especially for power and freezer outages.
  • Independently process and deliver presentations of scientific data for colleagues as well as conferences via poster and seminars with approval of PI.
  • Manage and make purchases of basic laboratory supplies and specific project necessities and maintain necessary lab inventory.
  • Perform necessary administrative tasks such as but not limited to grant progress reports and Fed-Ex account upkeep.
  • Educate, train, and supervise undergraduate students that assist in sample collection and processing.
  • Meet weekly with PI and colleagues to review lab data, troubleshoot problems, prioritize tasks, and discuss newly published scientific literature relevant to the neurodegenerative disorders field.


Minimum qualifications (mandatory):


  • B.S. Degree in Sciences/ Biology or a related field required.
  • Two (2) years of laboratory experience performing relevant techniques required.
  • 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 (semester hours) 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: Master's in Sciences i.e. Biology


Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:


  • Proficiency with ELISA's and Western blots.
  • Phlebotomy skills would be preferred or should be willing to learn.


Classified Title: Research Specialist II

Working Title: Biospecimen Research Manager

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB

Starting Salary Range: $38,920 - $53,520

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Exempt Status: Exempt

Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview

Department name: 10003743-SOM Neuro Bay Hydrocephalus

Personnel area: School of Medicine


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


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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 ongoing 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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Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree