The Laboratory of Biochemical Neurobiology, part of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, is seeking a Research Specialist to focus on investigating pathogenic pathways and finding novel therapeutic targets for neuropsychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and related disorders.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Perform complex protein purification assays from cells and human brain tissue.
Obtain and analyze protein aggregates in cells and human brain tissue.
Cell culture, including the growth and differentiation of stem cells (iPSCs) and induced neurons (iN).
Perform molecular and biochemical assays on cells and rodents and human tissues. Tasks will include cell transfection, PCR, quantitative PCR, Western blotting, immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization, and molecular cloning.
Work independently on projects and advance the science related to the mission of the laboratory.
Develop and implement new assays.
Supervise and train students, and provide technical advice and assistance to other laboratory members.
Responsible for daily lab operations, including ordering and managing laboratory supplies, compliance with regulatory requirements, care and maintenance of laboratory equipment, and coordinating laboratory research projects within and outside of our laboratory group.
Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Sufficient eye-hand coordination for performing experiments using hand-held pipettes.
Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field.
One year 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.
2 years of research laboratory experience with molecular and biochemical techniques, and computational analysis skills.
Classified Title: Research Specialist Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MA Starting Salary Range: $34,560 - $47,490 (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am to 5 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Psy Neurobiology 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.
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