Janelia Research Campus is a pioneering research center in Ashburn, Virginia, where scientists pursue fundamental questions in neuroscience and imaging. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) launched Janelia in 2006, establishing an intellectually distinctive environment for scientists to do creative, collaborative, hands-on work. Our integrated teams of biologists, computational scientists, and tool-builders pursue a small number of scientific questions with potential for transformative impact. We share our methods, results, and tools with the scientific community. It is a uniquely innovative and collaborative atmosphere that reflects HHMI’s reputation for excellence.
Summary: Reporting to the Sr. Shared Resource Manager of Molecular Biology, the Research Specialist provides expert level support for a broad range of molecular biology services. We are looking for a talented and driven scientist that will work closely with Janelia labs, project teams and visiting scientists. This position will be challenged to combine people skills and lab experiences to collaborate, innovate, and support ongoing research goals. They will have responsibilities for leading research projects within the shared resource and contributing to the day-to-day operations. We are looking for someone with a passion for science, a capacity for leadership, and a commitment to helping the department function at the highest level. The Janelia Research Campus operates at the leading edge of science, and with the recent announcement that we are embarking on a 15-year mission to explore 4-dimensional cellular physiology, it is an exciting time to join our community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Skills and Abilities
Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet). Work may involve possible exposure to malodorous vapors, low dose radiation, contamination by toxic chemicals and acids and presence of carcinogenic substances.
Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.
This job description sets forth the job’s principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however. Unless they begin with the word “may,” the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are “essential functions” of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Compensation and Benefits
Our employees are compensated from a total rewards perspective in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, time off, and a range of recognition and wellness programs. Visit our site to learn more.
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