A research technologist is wanted to work in a behavioral neurophysiology laboratory. This lab uses advanced multi-electrode recording techniques to study the function of neurons in the rodent hippocampus and related areas in learning and memory in normal and aged animals (see http://krieger.jhu.edu/mbi/knierimlab/ for research description). The research technologist will assist with general laboratory maintenance, as well as experiments conducted by graduate students or other lab members.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Training rats in behavioral tasks
Assisting in collection of data; analysis of neuronal firing data
Assistance during surgery
Fabrication of electrodes and electrode drives
Ordering lab supplies
Upkeep of rodent housing facility
General lab maintenance
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
Bachelor's degree in a neuroscience-related field and prior experience in a laboratory setting.
Previous laboratory rodent handling and training.
Experience performing perfusions and histology.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
General wet lab skills.
Experience programming in Python or MATLAB desirable but not mandatory.
Fine-motor skills, dexterity, and attention to detail a must.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Working Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.00 to $19.25 per hour Employee group: Full Time Schedule: varies Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001392-Mind Brain Institute Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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