General summary/purpose: Develop, conduct and evaluate scientific research in a laboratory. Will have an in-depth understanding of the context and implications of the research in order to apply and interpret theoretical knowledge necessary to conduct research. The range of duties includes, but is not limited to: project planning, experimental design, developing methodology, conducting procedures, modifying procedures as needed, data collection and analysis, laboratory management, project management.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
*Work with animal models and perform behavioral testing
*Develops methods and performs immunohistochemistry on a variety of laboratory animal tissues
*Specific hands on skills in tissue processing, brain tissue dissection, blood drawn from animls, RT-PCR/quantitative PCR, Western and ELISA
Minimum qualifications (mandatory): Bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, immunology, life science, biomedical sciences, or a related field. 4 years experience in a comparable laboratory performing relevant techniques.
Master's degree, with related graduate research, may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Preferred qualifications: Advanced degree is strongly preferred; experience is neurosciences is strongly preferred.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge of Flow cytometry and Microscopy
Ability to work autonomously and under pressure
Exceptional organizational and problem solving sills; attention to detail; excellent written and verbal communication; strong work ethic
Working knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Word, excel, powerpoint. Additional scientific analysis software including Prizm GraphPad, Image J or comparable scientific data applications desired.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Specialist Working Title: Sr. Research Specialist Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC Starting Salary Range: $45,195-$62,225 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30am-5:00 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003089-SOM Ped Stanley Neurovirology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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