Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 108070-en_US
The Department of Neurosurgery is seeking a Research Technologist. Under the general supervision of a faculty investigator or laboratory supervisor, the Research Technologist is responsible for performing routine laboratory duties and experiments and mouse colony management.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- Follows established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to perform experiments associated with molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology. These may require other associated specialized laboratory methods including tissue culture techniques.
- Operates basic laboratory equipment such as centrifuge, pH meter, analytical balance, scintillation counter, spectrophotometer, light microscope, and thermocycler.
- Following experimental protocols, performs general mouse husbandry (setting up matings, weaning, tissue harvest for genotyping, ear and toe marking), monitors animals and maintains health record, performs mouse behavioral assays, and sacrifices and dissects animal tissues as required in accordance with USDA, AALAC and IACUC guidelines. Prepares tissue for study utilizing histochemical techniques.
- Operates lab computers for data entry, mouse colony tracking.
- Maintains accurate data records. Keeps the laboratory clean and in working order. Prepares solutions, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.
- Uses basic understanding of theory behind experiments and applies basic analytical skills to implement assigned projects, and to identify and trouble-shoot situations needing special attention.
- Exercises basic computer skills and learns and applies task-specific software necessary to perform laboratory functions.
- Communicates and cooperates effectively with the faculty investigator and with other laboratory personnel, to facilitate the research efforts of the laboratory and maintain a collegial and collaborative workplace.
- Communicates effectively and professionally with vendors, administrative personnel, and other Johns Hopkins colleagues.
- Other duties as assigned.
Special Knowledges, Skills & Abilities
- Communication skills (speaking, reading and writing), basic understanding of biology, fundamental mathematics skills, and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software required.
- Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field.
- Ability to work with mouse models.
- Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
- Experience working with mice/mouse colonies preferred.
Classified Title: Research Technologist
Starting Salary Range: $15.00-$20.40-$25.50 HRLY (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus
Department name: NUS Pain Institute
Personnel area: School of Medicine
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