We are seeking a Research Specialist who will be expected to be proficient in a large repertoire of research techniques that will allow them to work in both an independent manner as well as part of a collaborative team within the laboratory. Under the general supervision of a faculty investigator and other laboratory members, the successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining mouse lines and performing experiments and analyses involving mouse models. Work requires the basic use of scientific methods and procedures and techniques gained through previous training and experience. The position requires a basic understanding of the theory behind experiments and applying analytical skills to implement assigned projects, and identifying and troubleshooting situations needing special attention. The successful applicant is one who has the ability to work well with a team of lab scientists as well as independently. The successful candidate will also have strong organizational and problem-solving skills. This person is expected to make substantial scientific contributions to projects and be a strong participant in this work.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Assistance with animal husbandry of the laboratory mouse colony.
Following established procedures and protocols and using aseptic techniques to perform laboratory tests and experiments which may include basic molecular biology and specialized immunohistochemistry and imaging techniques.
Make a scientific contribution to protocol development, efficiency, and productivity.
Collaborate with lab members in the development of new techniques and instruments.
Contribute toward the efficient utilization of resources, equipment, and space.
Manage inventory, monitor supply levels, and order equipment and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Participate in the development of lab goals and objectives.
Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in biology, chemistry or related field.
One year laboratory experience performing relevant techniques.
*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.
Experience with microscopy.
Laboratory and mouse husbandry experience.
Expertise in managing mouse colonies of different transgenic mice, and expertise in animal procedures including injections and survival surgery, as well as tissue isolation and processing, is required.
Classified Title: Research Specialist-RES Working Title: Research Specialist Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MA Starting Salary Range: $34,560-$47,490 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 5/40 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Neuro Sci Neuroscience 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: JHU Equivalency Formula: 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.
**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.
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