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Johns Hopkins University Research Technologist in Baltimore, Maryland

The Brain Science Institute is seeking a Research Technologist who will follow protocols and procedures to perform general laboratory duties and techniques. 50% of time will be spent performing biochemical techniques, including RT-PCR, western blot and immunohistochemistry. 50% of time will be spent performing animal modeling of Alzheimer’s disease and aging.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist with evaluating glutamate carboxypeptidase II (GCPII) and neutral sphingomyelinase 2 (nSMase2) as therapeutic targets in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and aging.

  • Study efficacy and pharmacokinetic properties of potential treatments using mouse models of AD and aging.

  • Maintain AD and aging mouse colonies, including breeding, genotyping, and treating animals

  • Assist postdoctoral fellow in behavioral assessments of AD and aging mouse models

  • Assist in performing histological assessments of therapeutic efficacy in AD and aging mouse models, including tissue collection, sectioning, and immunohistochemical staining.

  • Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.

Minimim Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field.

  • Some related post-undergraduate mouse model work experience preferred.

  • Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Classified Title: Research Technologist

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC

Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $20.00/hr (commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: M-F, 8:30am - 5:00pm

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Location: School of Medicine Campus

Department name: BSi NeuroTranslational Program

Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu . For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

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The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

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