The Neuroscience Department seeks a Research Specialist who will be expected to be proficient in a large repertoire of research techniques that will allow them to work in both an independent manner as well as part of a collaborative team within the laboratory. The position will also assist with coordinating laboratory responsibilities.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
The employee will be a research specialist in the Blackshaw lab, working with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in analyzing genes that regulate retinal and hypothalamic development and regeneration using single cell multiomic profiling and spatial transcriptomic analysis.
Techniques used will include:
Single-molecule in situ hybridization
Analysis of mutant mice
Perform routine analyses and tests on animal or human fluids and/or tissue or cultured cell lines. The work requires use of scientific methods, procedures and techniques gained through previous training and experience. Uses understanding of theory behind experiments and applies analytical skills to implement assigned projects, and to identify and trouble-shoot situations needing special attention.
Will follow established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments which may include:
Cell separation methods
May utilize in vivo models in experiments.
In situ hybridization
And/or other specialized histology and biological science techniques
Will monitor inventory levels, orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, counts orders upon receipt.
Performs miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, neuroscience or related field.
One year laboratory experience performing related techniques.
Master's degree with related graduate research, may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. 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.
Experience in molecular biology, immunohistochemistry/in situ hybridization or related histological techniques, and/or cell culture.
Classified Title: Research Specialist Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MA Starting Salary Range: $16.13 - $22.16/hr (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M - F, 8:30 - 5:00 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Neuro Sci Neuroscience Personnel area: School of Medicine
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