The Cammarato lab at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is seeking a research specialist interested in using Drosophila to model human skeletal and cardiac muscle diseases. Candidates must have expertise in cell and molecular biology techniques and, ideally, a background in Drosophila genetics. Responsibilities will include transgenic line production, fly husbandry, assisting in experimental design and data collection, and general laboratory maintenance. The main research fields are molecular genetics, proteomics and physiological assays in multiple models of cardiovascular diseases.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsible for assigned research projects and fly lines.
Utilize specialized knowledge to interpret results, e.g. reading controls, evaluate results.
Performs high throughput proteomic experiments with biological fluids/tissue by utilizing liquid chromatograph (LC, such as HPLC, PF2D), electrophoresis and immune assays.
May scientifically contribute to writing of manuscripts and grants. Process analyzed data into figures for scientific publications.
Participates in analyses of animal models of cardiac and skeletal muscle disease and knowledge of varied methods.
Works independently with minimal supervision. Participates in the design of experiments and evaluating/interpreting results.
Maintains inventory levels and monitors storage of materials and supplies in accordance with established policies.
Responsible for the maintenance of light and confocal microscopes for fly and mouse husbandry and colony/stock maintenance.
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
BS/BA, or equivalent, in biology, molecular biology, chemistry, protein chemistry or a related field required.
One year of laboratory experienceperforming relevant techniques required; preferably in Drosophila molecular genetics and standard molecular biology techniques.
Master's degree, with related graduate research, may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula***.
Adept in striated muscle physiology and physiological concepts; experience in confocal and digital video light microscopy helpful.
*** 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
Classified Title: Research Specialist Working Title: Research Specialist - Drosophila Genetics Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MA Starting Salary Range: $16.13-$22.16 (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/40 hours Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002805-SOM DOM Cardiology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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