Operations Specialist

A little about us:

The Lieber Institute for Brain Development (LIBD) was established in 2010 to plot a new course in biomedical research that would change the lives of individuals affected with developmental brain disorders. We are one of the only research institutions in the world focused specifically on understanding how genes and the environment influence the way our brains develop that lead to conditions such as schizophrenia, autism, bipolar disorder and related developmental brain disorders. Through our cutting-edge research, answers are emerging and being translated into a robust pipeline of new drugs in development. And, by focusing on genes and their dynamic interplay with the environment, we are getting even closer to the “holy grail” in medical research, the discovery of strategies for primary prevention.

We are a group of dedicated, multidisciplinary and optimistic researchers, working at the cutting edge of science, utilizing state-of-the-art tools to unlock the mystery of the brain and transform the way we approach the development of new treatments, and ultimately cures. LIBD is an independent 501(c)(3) medical research institute located in the Bioscience Park on the campus of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Hospital in Baltimore, MD.

Job Summary: 

The Neuropathology department is seeking an enthusiastic and detail-oriented individual to join our research group. The applicant will be a part of a team that collects and curates postmortem human brain tissue and will assist the Operations Manager by keeping up to date documentation of projects and daily operations for the Neuropathology team. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

• Maintain a project and dissection queue

• Prepare project documents, order forms, and manifests

• Track projects, site inventory, and reports

• Update and maintain a laboratory tracking system

• Coordinate shipments and transfers 

• Assist with biorepository projects



Minimum Requirements:

· Education: BA/BS degree in any related field is required

· Experience: Some experience in general administrative responsibilities or experience working in a laboratory setting are highly desired

Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office, primarily Excel and Word

· Excellent organizational and communication skills

· Keen attention to detail and accuracy

· Ability to deal effectively with multiple tasks simultaneously

Physical Requirements:

- Remaining in a seated or standing position for extended periods of time;

- Reaching and grasping to manipulate objects with fingers;

- Mobility, including the ability to maneuver around a laboratory setting including the ability to move materials weighing up to 25 pounds;

- Communication skills using the spoken and written word; 

- Having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication;

- All other physical demands in a standard laboratory environment.

** If accommodations are needed due to pregnancy or a disability, please contact jobs@libd.org 

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