Multi-disciplinary lab seeks a motivated Research Specialist II to carry out research into the pathological mechanisms of glaucoma in a team environment.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Confocal and multiphoton microscopy of immunohistochemical studies of explanted mouse or human ocular tissues.
Write and prepare documentation for protocols, and manuscript publication.
Complete several glaucoma model and optic nerve ophthalmic surgeries and intraocular injections in mice and rats, preparing and dosing animals in drug studies, measuring intraocular pressures via rebound tonometry, using injectable and/or gas anesthetics via commercial rodent anesthesia machine in accordance with USDA and AALAC.
Perform various biochemical techniques (western blotting, PCR), and molecular and cell biological methods (RNA and DNA isolation, sterile cell culture assays).
Histological methods performed in this position include cryopreservation and epoxy preparation (embedding and sectioning) and subsequent immunohistochemical and/or morphologic studies of animal and human donor tissues.
Image capture, reconstruction, and data analysis for morphologic study using Imaris, ImageJ, Neurolucinda, and Metamorph software.
Management of multiple mouse lines, including tailing and PCR for genotyping and maintaining database of mouse lines.
Execute proper disposal of biohazardous materials, maintain laboratory conditions and other duties as assigned by lab manager.
Prepare and carry out perfusion fixation of rats or mice, with micro-dissection of ocular and/or brain tissues.
Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field.
Two years 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.
One-to-three-year experience in a cell biology, molecular biology or neuroscience laboratory performing relevant techniques is desired.
Classified Title: Research Specialist II Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: Min $40,900 - Max $71,600 Annually ($63,925 targeted; Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Oph Glaucoma Personnel area: School of Medicine
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