The Neurosurgery Pain Research Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine seeks a talented and enthusiastic person to join us as a Research Technologist (RT) in the laboratory of Drs. Latremoliere and Alexandre.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
The Latremoliere and Alexandre lab studies how sleep and pain interact in mice. We determine how pain disrupts sleep in normal and pathological conditions, and how chronic sleep loss amplifies pain sensitivity, using cutting edge technologies (electroencephalogram/electromyogram EEG/EMG recordings, chemo genetics, optogenetics, physiology and behavior studies).
Under the general supervision of a faculty investigator or laboratory supervisor, the RT will be responsible for performing routine laboratory duties and experiments, and mouse colony management. RT work requires basic understanding of theory behind experiments, analytical skills to implement assigned projects, and to identify and trouble-shoot situations needing special attention.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: transgenic mouse colony management (breeding, weaning, tissue harvest for genotyping), monitoring animals and maintaining health record, running behavioral assays, EEG/EMG analysis (sleep scoring), and keeping the laboratory in working order (equipment maintenance, inventory, ordering and recordkeeping). RT is also expected to communicate effectively and professionally with vendors, administrative personnel, and other Johns Hopkins colleagues.
This position offers the opportunity to gain experience with standard techniques used in a wide range of biomedical research.
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor’s degree in biology, neuroscience, biochemistry or related field required.
Previous experience working with animals is preferred.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Working Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14-$19.44 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 60002728-NUS Pain Institute Personnel area: School of Medicine
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