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.
We are looking for a Research Associate to join the Lieber Institute for Brain and Development Stem Cell Core team. The person will be responsible for conducting cell culture and generating data.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
· Establish and maintain cell cultures
· Characterize culture system performance using techniques including automated cell counting, microscopy, immunocytochemistry and gene expression.
· Perform duties independently with only general direction given.
· Comply with all company safety, training, and quality regulations (e.g., GLP/GMP requirements, etc.) and procedures.
· Work in a laboratory environment
· Work safely with hazardous materials
· Other duties as assigned
At the Lieber Institute, we are committed to a work environment of mutual respect where employment decisions are based on merit. As an equal opportunity employer, the Lieber Institute does not discriminate in employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability (physical or mental), genetic information, military service, or other non-merit based factors protected by state or federal law or local ordinance, with regard to any position or employment for which the applicant or employee is qualified.
· Bachelors in Biology, Life Sciences or a closely related field is required. Advanced degree is preferred.
· Minimum 3 years relevant laboratory experience is required.
Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
· Cell culture expertise
· Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interpret, summarize, and present results in a clear, concise, accurate manner to both technical and non-technical audiences
· Strong problem-solving skills to identify, evaluate, and correct potential problems early.
· Self-starter, motivated and focused; ability to work independently as well as part of a team effort.
· Carry out routine tasks. Troubleshoot technical problems, data analysis and test methods, and document corrective action.
· Excellent time management, multi-tasking, and organizational skills.
· Adaptable; be able to work early/late hours and/or weekend hours.
- 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.