Classified Title: Laboratory Technician Working Title: Laboratory Technician Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB Starting Salary Range: $12.19 - $16.77 (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: variable, 18 hours per week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003302-SOM Psy Neurobiology Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University
The purpose of this casual position is to carry out on-going, funded projects related to the study of the effects of different environmental and genetic factors on cognitive impairment in rodents.
Under the supervision of a faculty investigator or senior lab members, the research technologist performs basic laboratory tasks and completes routine behavioral tests following established protocols and procedures.
Use basic science knowledge to learn methods of behavioral phenotyping, intraperitoneal injections of pharmacological compounds and intracerebral injections of viral vectors.
Identify and resolve common problems involved in routine research assays.
Understand the role of senior lab members and accepts constructive guidance.
Increase own skill base and knowledge of lab research and relevant assays.
Collect project data and submit generated results to supervisory personnel.
Participate in on-going research projects.
Perform basic behavioral tests.
High-school diploma or GED with some science coursework. Willingness to work with laboratory mice and/or rats is necessary. Native level English is necessary.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Must be detail oriented, keep clear experimental records, have effective organizational skills, and be able to prioritize workload appropriately.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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