We are seeking a Research Specialist to join the Kebschull Lab, an exciting and fast-paced Molecular Neuroscience Laboratory in Biomedical Engineering.
The laboratory is active in two research areas: 1) Development of new sequencing and viral tools to map brain circuits.2) Understanding changes to neuronal circuits across different disease states, including drug addiction, and evolution. To do so, the laboratory uses molecular biology and synthetic biology approaches with a focus on spatial sequencing and cellular barcoding.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Conduct scientific research, especially focused on spatial transcriptomics and microscopy.
Have a working understanding of the context and implications of the research in order to apply and interpret theoretical knowledge necessary to conduct research
Duties includes, but is not limited to: experimental design, developing methodology, conducting procedures, modifying procedures as needed, data collection and analysis, and laboratory organization.
Assist in research projects with experimentation, using cell and molecular biology techniques (histology; in situ hybridization; RNA isolation; RT-PCR).
Create precision slices of brain tissue.
Conduct in situ sequencing and confocal microscopy experiments in the laboratory.
Exercise independent judgment while participating in the planning of experiments, evaluation/interpretation of results, and organization of data.
Help develop and carry out new techniques for various studies ongoing in the lab.
Participate in the organization and operation of the laboratory.
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.
A minimum of two years in a comparable laboratory performing relevant techniques.
Previous experience with molecular biology and brain tissue.
Candidates should be motivated, highly organized, have good communication and time management skills, and work effectively in a team setting.
A willingness to learn new skills.
Classified Title: Research Specialist-RES Working Title: Research Specialist Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MA Starting Salary Range: $16.61-$22.83-$29.04 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM BME Neurosci and Neuroengineering Personnel area: School of Medicine
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