Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The purpose of this position is to assist in research activities on-going in the laboratory. In particular, this person will oversee the day-to-day operations related to the laboratory; maintain the mouse breeding colony; maintain the record-keeping system; and ensure compliance with the University and/or agency regulations.
Mice genotyping and breeding – i.e. breed and genotype transgenic mice for experiments
Assisting with biochemical and immunohistochemistry experiments – e.g. conduct research on the molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity using the transgenic animals
Computer work will include data analyses and data maintenance – i.e. use of data analysis software, create backups, use word processing software to create documents
Supervising and maintaining the physical organization of the laboratory – including monitoring inventory levels of lab supplies, purchasing supplies as needed or requested, maintaining appropriate records for all purchases.
Ensuring that the lab is clean, organized and in compliance at all times.
Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry or related field required.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
Research experience in neuroscience research labs.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledgeable on neuroscience, especially cellular level neuroscience.
Familiarity with Excel or other data analysis software.
Able to multi-task and trouble-shoot experimental protocols.
Data organization skills are necessary.
Classified title: Research Technologist
Working title: Research Technologist
Role/Level/Range: ACRO 37.5/E/02/CC
Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Fulltime
Employee Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Monday-Friday –Varies 37.5hrs/Wk
Location: Dunning Hall 336 - N. Charles Street., Baltimore, MD
Department name: 10001392-Mind Brain Institute
Personnel area (School): SOAS – School of Arts and Sciences
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