This position will assist with research operations in the Kanold laboratory at Johns Hopkins University; assist with research on experience dependent plasticity in auditory cortex; assist with animal (mouse) care, training, and imaging; maintain records; ordering supplies; and ensure compliance with the University and/or agency regulations.
Primary duties include maintaining the satellite mouse facility in MRB, communicate with lab members about animal status, maintaining organization of the laboratory, as well as assistance with other research activity. Ensure that the lab is clean, organized, and in compliance at all times. Monitor lab supply inventory, anticipate purchasing needs, and order supplies as needed or requested. Become familiar with vendors and suppliers, and maintain appropriate records for purchases. Computer work includes ordering, animal database management, system for regular backup / archiving, assistance with website, and creation of documents relating to manuscripts and grant proposals.
Computer work will include data analysis, data management, and assistance with website.
High School Diploma/GED and some college coursework in the Biological Sciences required.1 year related laboratory experience.
Bachelor's degree preferred.
Training Certificate from Technical Institute.
Certificate from technical institute or internship experience.
Experience or advanced education is desirable.
Previous laboratory experience with animal research.
Previous experience in working with research team environment.
Experience planning, executing, and troubleshooting projects.
The successful candidate will complete the University’s suite of courses in laboratory safety, biohazard, and animal welfare.
He/she is expected to know and use good practice in storage of chemicals, care of animals, protection of animal and human subjects, and biohazard protection.
Cooperative and positive attitude toward work; ability to work well with others in achieving a goal. Ability to work independently when necessary.
The technician must possess judgment, motivation, and sense of responsibility for ongoing projects.
Willingness to work on some weekends and holidays for animal care related tasks.
Computational, computer science, or quantitative data analysis experience.
Familiarity and experience with Microsoft Office programming for recording, organizing, and analyzing physiological, behavioral, and medical data.
Willingness to learn specialized software used in the laboratories is essential.
Strong ability to work with team members and collaborators.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Basic Excellent interpersonal, time management, written and oral communication, and organizational skills are required.
Classified title: Laboratory Coordinator
Working title: Laboratory Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ACRO 40/E/02/CC
Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35 (commensurate with experience)
Department name: 10002769-SOM BME Neurosci and Neuroengineering
Personnel area (School): SOM – School of Medicine
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