The department of Neurology is seeking a Research Specialist. This laboratory studies mitochondrial biology as it applies to the process of muscle aging. A focus of the laboratory to understand how mitochondrial DNA deletions and mutations arise in health and disease. The responsibilities of the individual in this position will be include setting up a new lab, independently pursue new projects as well as work collaboratively with others on ongoing projects. The individual will interact with undergraduate students who work part time. In addition to performing laboratory experiments, ongoing responsibilities will include laboratory experiments, the management of a specimen bank (including serum and fibroblast lines), the performance of animal treatment, behavioral testing, and the ordering of laboratory supplies.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Biomolecular Methods and nucleic acid isolation Laboratory experiments (real time PCR, genotyping, tissue histology western blot, RT-qPCR , immunohistological staining, and confocal microscopy)
Experience with transgenic mice and PCR is helpful.
Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field.
One year of laboratory experience performing relevant techniques.
Master's degree, with related graduate research, may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
*Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Certificate from technical institute or internship experience preferred.
Experience with transgenic mice and PCR is helpful, but not required.
Classified Title: Research Specialist Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MA Starting Salary Range: $16.61-$22.83 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Neuro Neuromuscular Personnel area: School of Medicine
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