EMB – Embryology

Animal Caretaker-Mouse Facility – Full Time

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: $15 – $17/hour

Location: Baltimore, MD

Job Summary:
The Carnegie Institution for Science Department of Embryology seeks an experienced, hardworking and reliable Animal Caretaker to join the department. This individual will perform daily maintenance and care for laboratory animals, including recognizing and reporting of apparent animal illnesses or abnormalities. They will utilize special techniques or husbandry practices beyond those required for routine colony management.

Principle Responsibilities include:
•Change dirty cages and provide food and water as required to maintain a clean and healthy environment for the animals
•Observe animals daily and prepare routing reports on dead and sick animals
•Observe and report problems involving animal care equipment and environmental support systems
•Receive, identify and house selected animal species
•Assist in specialized monitoring and surveillance programs
•Prepare special diets in accordance with the principal investigator’s protocols, and ensure that the special diets are provided to the correct animals
•Assist in the operation of standardizing, conditioning, and breeding programs
•Administer commonly used and easily administered treatments or medication as directed by the Facility Manager
•Perform basic manipulations such as restraining animals, tagging and tailing, etc.
•Perform duties of other Animal Facility team members and other duties as assigned
•Awareness of the critical aspects of laboratory safety
•Assist in the training and supervision of new team members if requested by the Facility Manager

Interactions with Others:
Work is performed under the immediate supervision of the Rodent Facility Manager. Work methods are stated explicitly and neither require nor permit deviation.

Qualifications:
•High School degree, equivalent or certification as animal technician
•Previous animal care experience required
•Detail oriented
•Reliable and hardworking
•Able to learn tasks with general instruction
•Able to understand and follow work and safety protocols
•Basic computer skills required

Physical Requirements:
•Routinely stoops and bends
•Routinely reaches and grasps with arms and hands above head
•Routinely stands for long periods
•Occasionally lifts, pushes and/or carries objects weighing up to 60 pounds
•May be exposed to some unpleasant conditions associated with handling animals and disagreeable animal odors

To apply:
A brief cover letter and resumé/CV listing two professional references are required to apply.

Additional information:
The Department of Embryology is one of six departments comprising the Carnegie Institution for Science. The department functions as a private, non-profit research institute affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University and is located adjacent to the JHU Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD. The department consists of 10 laboratories studying a variety of questions in cell and developmental biology.

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

Outreach Educator – 9 months/year

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: $20-$22/hour

Location: Baltimore, MD

Job Summary: The BioEYES program seeks an Outreach Educator for its classroom education programs.

Principal Responsibilities: Teaching BioEYES outreach programs (www.bioeyes.org) in K–12 schools in the Baltimore, MD region. The outreach educator will also assist in conducting and coordinating the efforts to recruit, train, support, and evaluate teachers; schedule schools for programming; conduct presentations and assessments; liaise with school systems and partners; help maintain program fish; give program input; recruit and supervise volunteers; and assist with the equipment and materials needed for successful implementation. The outreach educator will also attend events and conferences in order to educate stakeholders about BioEYES.

Qualifications:
B.S. or B.A.
Knowledge of basic biology
Experience in teaching, fish biology, and stream ecology are preferred
Experience working with a diverse student population in a caring, patient and supportive way.
Heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs) is sometimes required and a car is required for this position.

Additional information: BioEYES is housed at the Department of Embryology, one of six departments comprising the Carnegie Institution for Science. The department functions as a private, non-profit research institute affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University and is located adjacent to the JHU Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD. The department consists of 10 laboratories studying a variety of questions in cell and developmental biology. Mileage reimbursement is available, as well as a comprehensive benefits package.

To apply: A cover letter and resume listing two professional references are required to apply.

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: 42,000

Location: Baltimore, MD

DESCRIPTION

Postdoctoral Fellows/Research Associates carry out research that explores the current frontiers of knowledge in basic biological science under the guidance of a Carnegie faculty member. A list of faculty, their areas of current research, and additional information is available at: emb.carnegiescience.edu.

They conceive, carry out and publish novel discoveries based on their research that contribute to human understanding of biological mechanisms and present these findings to the national and international scientific community.

REQUIREMENTS

PhD degree and record of distinguished research accomplishments in a relevant discipline as documented by first-author publications, presentation of research at scientific meetings and letters of recommendation from leading scientists.

 

The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

Director, Dept. of Embryology

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary:

Location: Baltimore, MD

The Carnegie Institution for Science seeks a Director for its Department of Embryology.  The Director will lead a faculty working on developmental biology in a variety of model organisms and will be expected to carry out an active research program of her or his own.  A full description of the Department is at emb.carnegiescience.edu.  Applicants should have a substantial and excellent record of original research in developmental biology.

The Institution was founded and endowed in 1902 by Andrew Carnegie who envisioned an independent institution for discovery.  Currently, there are six research departments: Embryology in Baltimore, Terrestrial Magnetism and the Geophysical Lab (both in Washington, DC), Astronomy (in Pasadena, California and Las Campanas, Chile), Plant Biology and Global Ecology (both in Stanford, California).  A significant portion of the budget is provided from endowment funds supplemented by federal and private grants.  The institution is governed by an independent board of trustees.

Please include a brief statement of research interests along with a web site address, CV and bibliography (last five years) in your application.

Staff Associate

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: TBD

Location: Baltimore, MD

The Department of Embryology announces an open Staff Associate position.

History:

The Department of Embryology at the Carnegie Institution for Science, located on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, is focused on developmental biology, cell and genome biology, evolution, and tool building. Our department was the first in the country to establish a Staff Associate Program, in the late 1970s. This program supports a small cadre of exceptionally talented young scientists who may have just finished their Ph.D. or who may be at an early stage of postdoctoral training. These individuals are chosen because they have developed exciting ideas for addressing important biological problems. The freedom and independence provided by a Staff Associate position allows explorations of higher risk, higher payoff long term projects. The success of the program is evident from the long and distinguished history of successful scientists who began their careers with us.

Because of the ‘off-the-beaten path’ nature of such creative work, it may be difficult to obtain funding or to identify suitable labs to pursue these ideas. Our Associates pursue their ideas as independent junior faculty members, within their own research space in the department. The diverse and vibrant environment, with elite fellow scientists and their labs, stimulates original and critical thinking. With no distractions from research, the Staff Associates work at the bench with technicians and/or postdoctoral fellows.

Additional information about the program and the department may be found at: https://emb.carnegiescience.edu/join-us/staff-associate-program.

Job Summary:

A Staff Associate will pursue highly original and innovative biological research. The successful candidate is expected to present their findings publicly to the national and international scientific community through the publication of their research results in peer-reviewed journals and at scientific meetings and conferences. After five years, the Staff Associates are expected to move on to mid-level independent investigator positions in academia, government, and industry settings.

Requirements:

-Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree

-Record of distinguished, creative, and independent research accomplishments as documented by first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentation of research at scientific meetings.

-Three letters of recommendation from scientists familiar with the candidate’s scientific career. One letter should be from the candidate’s graduate or postdoctoral mentor.

To Apply:

Applicants should apply online at: https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/emb/. Only complete applications submitted via this website will be considered. Required information will include: a cover letter, current CV, a two-page research statement, and three letters of reference. Instruction for submitting the reference letters will be provided to you upon completion of the online application form. Leading candidates will be invited to visit our Department this coming fall for an interview and to present a seminar about their work and their plans.

Application Deadline:

Consideration of applications will begin after September 30, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

The Carnegie Institution is a private, none for profit research Institution founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1902. Carnegie’s Department of Embryology is situated on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus. This offers ample opportunities for collaborative research.

The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.