Research Technologist
Baltimore, MD 
Posted 30 days ago
Job Description

The Johns Hopkins University Neuroscience Department is seeking a Research Technologist who will work with a team that includes other technicians, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. Will work under the general supervision of a faculty investigator and other laboratory members, the successful candidate will be responsible for performing experiments and analysis.

Work requires the basic use of scientific methods and procedures and techniques gained through previous training and experience. The position requires a basic understanding of the theory behind experiments and the application of analytical skills to implement assigned projects, and to identify and trouble-shoot situations needing special attention. The successful applicant is one who has the ability to work well with a team of lab scientists as well as independently.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in research to elucidate the molecular stratification of different classes of neurons in the CNS.
  • Perform in vivo two photon imaging of oligodendrocytes in mice.
  • Determine the density of oligodendrocytes in longitudinal imaging datasets.
  • Reconstruct the morphology of individual oligodendrocytes and their myelin sheaths.
  • Quantify changes in the density and morphology of oligodendrocytes in vivo in response to exposure to remyelination agents.
  • Also perform routine lab tasks and lab management activities to support experimental efforts in the lab and will work with trainees and the investigator to implement new techniques.
  • Operates lab computers for data entry and inventorying
  • Prepare, test, and maintain standard laboratory equipment.
  • Operates basic laboratory equipment such as centrifuge, pH meter, analytical balance, incubator, spectrophotometer, electrophoresis equipment, light microscope, and/or utilizes laminar flow hood.
  • Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned
  • The research technologist will work with a team that includes other technicians, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to run an independent research project as well as be involved in other projects by assisting with experiments.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field
  • Some related post-undergraduate work experience.
  • Experience with rodent surgery experiments, such as virus injection or fiber optic implantation.
  • Experience with fluorescence microscopy.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Basic lab methods, such as making chemical solutions, histological techniques and molecular techniques.
  • Experience with fluorescence microscopy.
  • Data analysis software such as MATLAB and Python.

Classified Title: Research Technologist
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC
Starting Salary Range: $15.50 - $26.00 HRLY (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 40 hours per week
Exempt Status:Non-Exempt
Location:School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM Neuro Sci Neuroscience
Personnel area: School of Medicine


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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