Multi-disciplinary lab seeks a motivated Research Specialist to carry out research into the pathological mechanisms of glaucoma in a team environment.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Perform various glaucoma model and optic nerve ophthalmic surgeries and intraocular injections in mice and rats, preparing and dosing animals in drug studies, measuring intraocular pressure using rebound tonometry, using injectable or gas anesthetics via commercial rodent anesthesia machine in accordance with USDA and AALAC.
Prepare and carry out perfusion fixation and micro-dissection of ocular tissues.
Histological methods performed in this position include cryopreservation and epoxy preparation (embedding and sectioning) for immunofluorescent and/or morphologic studies of animal and human donor eye tissues.
Management of multiple mouse lines, performing ear punches, breeding and tail PCF to genotype, maintaining database of mouse lines.
Image capture and data analysis for morphological studies using analysis programs such as Metamorph, Imaris, and ImageJ.
Confocal and or 2 photon imaging of immuno-labelled tissues.
Execute proper disposal of biohazardous materials, maintain laboratory conditions and other duties as assigned by Lab Manager.
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.
This position requires working with rodents on a frequent basis. Those candidates with pre-existing allergies to rodents or cats and/or have asthma will be unsuitable for this job.
1 year experience in a cell biology, molecular biology or neuroscience laboratory performing relevant techniques is desired.
Histology, animal surgery and microdissection, immunofluorescence microscopy, and confocal microscopy desired.
Classified Title: Research Specialist Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MA Starting Salary Range: $16.61 - $22.83 (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30-5:00 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Oph Glaucoma Personnel area: School of Medicine
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at email@example.com. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit accessibility.jhu.edu.
The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.