The Laboratory of Translational 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 neurodegenerative diseases, including Huntington's disease and related disorders. We make extensive use of cell and animal models and employ a variety of molecular and biochemical techniques.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Manage mouse colonies, including routine care, breeding, injections, behavioral testing, and tissue harvesting and preparation.
Perform small animal brain structural and functional MRI scans.
Conduct MRI related imaging analysis.
Perform molecular and biochemical assays on cells and rodent and human tissues.
Responsible for cell transfection, PCR, quantitative PCR, Western blotting, immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization, and molecular cloning.
Responsible for daily lab operations, including ordering and managing laboratory supplies, compliance with regulatory requirements, care and maintenance of laboratory equipment, and coordinating among laboratory research projects within and outside of our laboratory group.
Develop and implement new assays.
Train students, provide technical advice and assistance to other laboratory members.
Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
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 rodent colony management, molecular and biochemical techniques, and computational analysis skills.
Experience with rodent colony management software, advanced imaging analysis with Matlab software is preferred.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Sufficient eye-hand coordination for performing experiments using hand-held pipettes.
Classified Title: Research Specialist Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MA Starting Salary Range: $16.61 - $22.83 - $29.04 hourly (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am to 5 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus Department name: SOM Psy Neurobiology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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