Classified Title: Research Technologist Working Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $13.73 - $18.87 (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8:30-5 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003302-SOM Psy Neurobiology Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University
Our laboratory, part of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, focuses on investigating pathogenic pathways and finding novel therapeutic targets for genetic neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases, including Huntington's disease, spinocerebellar degenerative disorders, and schizophrenia. We make extensive use of cell and animal models, and employ a variety of molecular and biochemical techniques.
Manage mouse colonies, including routine care, breeding, injections, behavioral testing, and tissue harvesting and preparation.
Cell culture, including iPSCs.
Perform molecular and biochemical assays on cells and rodent and human tissues. Tasks will include cell transfection, PCR, quantitative PCR, Western blotting, immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization, and molecular cloning.
Assisting with routine lab operations, including ordering laboratory supplies, compliance with regulatory requirements, care and maintenance of laboratory equipment, and coordinating among laboratory research projects.
Undergraduate degree in biology, chemistry, or related field. Six months related experience.
Research laboratory experience during or after undergraduate education
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Basic understanding of laboratory procedures.
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