Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
A Research Technologist is sought in the Department of Neurology. This laboratory studies the pathogenesis of inherited neuromuscular diseases, particularly Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) and distal spinal muscular atrophy (dSMA). Disability in these disease is caused by axonal dysfunction and degeneration; however, underlying molecular and cellular triggers are incompletely understood and treatment remains elusive. A particular focus of the laboratory is developing therapeutic strategies for these diseases utilizing cell culture and animal models. The responsibilities of the individual in this position will be to independently pursue new projects as well as work collaboratively with the other members of the lab (principal investigator, 1 assistant professor, 2 research associates, 1 post-doc, and 3 research technicians) on ongoing projects. In addition, the individual will interact with undergraduate students who work part time. In addition to performing laboratory experiments, ongoing responsibilities will include the management of a transgenic mouse colony, the performance of animal treatment, behavioral testing, and surgeries, and the ordering of laboratory supplies.
Animal treatment, behavioral testing, and surgery (20%) Other laboratory experiments (real time PCR, genotyping, tissue histology etc)(40%) Mouse colony management (30%) Administrative duties (ordering, equipment maintenance etc)(10%)
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field required.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Animal Behavior Testing
Classified title: Research Technologist
Working title: Research Technologist
Role/Level/Range: ACRO 40/E/02/CC
Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Fulltime
Employee Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Monday-Friday –8:30am-5:00pm 40hrs/Wk
Location: SOM Campus – Baltimore, MD
Department name: 10003524-SOM Neuro Neuromuscular
Personnel area (School): SOM – School of Medicine
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