Senior Laboratory Coordinator

Maryland, United States
$38,537 - $52,989
11 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB 
Starting Salary Range: [[$38,537 - $52,989]]
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: [[Monday – Friday 8:30am -5pm / 37.5 hrs per wk]] 
Exempt Status: Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001154-W Harry Feinstone Dpt Molec Mblgy Imlgy 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

General Summary/Purpose

The Department of Molecular Microbiology is seeking an individual to serve as a Senior Laboratory Coordinator in the Coppens Lab.  The Coppens laboratory studies the strategies by which Apicomplexa, obligate intracellular parasites, adapt and exploit their mammalian host cells, leading to disease pathology. The lab research portfolio extends from the interception of host vesicular trafficking and salvage of host lipids by these parasites to the remodeling of the parasitophorous vacuole to support parasite differentiation and replication. This work is highly interdisciplinary, involving the use of recombinant DNA technology, cell biological and biochemical techniques, and mouse models

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating the operations of the laboratory including responsibilities for administrative and scientific activities. Candidate will assemble, test, calibrate, clean or make minor repairs to specialized, highly sensitive and unique laboratory equipment that requires a specialized knowledge/skill. Will work independently on experiments of own design, decide how experiment should be set-up, proceed to reach end results and may assist with managing other staff.

Expert knowledge of complex laboratory activity is required. Usage of specialized knowledge to interpret results, e.g. reading controls, evaluate results is also required. Collaborative activities with Principal and co-investigators as well as student involvement is expected with excellent communication skills. Ordering for laboratory animals or other unique reagents for experiments based on grant guidelines and setting environmental health and safety standards and policy in the lab is expected.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field.
  • 3 years related experience. 
  • Master's degree, with related graduate research, may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the 

* JHU Equivalency Formula 

18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis.  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 degree in related field. Knowledge of SAP is desired. 

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Molecular Biology

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