The Department of Otolaryngology seeks a Research Assistant. The Safe Direct Current Stimulator (SDCS) is a new and exciting neuroengineering technology that we are developing in our laboratory which will enable creation of a new class of implantable devices that can reversibly block pain in the peripheral nerves. The Research Assistant will help optimize the design and manufacturing of leads that deliver the SDCS therapy to control pain in the sciatic nerve. Our laboratory webpage:www.fridmanlab.org
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Manufacture silicone leads, test them on the bench, and implant them in rats for safety and effectiveness experiments. The candidate will be guided by and be assisting two senior doctoral students on this project and we expect to provide training on all specific techniques associated with both engineering and animal experiments.
The leads are manufactured using microfluidic techniques to fit snugly around the sciatic nerve of a rat.
The leads are then implanted in anesthetized rats and tested for effectiveness and safety. These experiments are conducted using a function generator and an oscilloscope.
Since the work involves implanting the leads in rats, prior experience in rodent handling and animal surgery would be helpful. Please contact us if you are interested in contributing to these exciting translational technology efforts.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in related discipline required.
Some related experience required.
Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Solidworks, Matlab, 3D printing, microfluidics design using silicone substrates.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Classified Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35/hr (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30 to 5pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Oto Otolaryngology Research Personnel area: School of Medicine
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