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Purpose of this Position: To conduct experiments to examine mechanisms of memory function in a rat model of aging using standard behavioral, cellular and molecular biology techniques including DNA, RNA and protein analysis, radioactive/histochemical detection and imaging. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Scientific Research and Reporting Perform all aspects of experiments related to investigation of cognitive function in aging including, but not limited to DNA/RNA/protein extraction, in situ hybridization, western blotting, real time PCR, immunohistochemistry, maintenance of experimental and laboratory records. Duties may also include animal perfusion and brain dissection. Data analysis and literature interpretation are an integral part of these tasks. Training Assists in training and supervising undergraduate researchers. Responsible for communicating to laboratory personnel details of procedures performed as well as modifications to various methods, as needed. Maintain Lab Space Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe lab space. This includes proper labeling of new supplies/materials and proper disposal of chemicals and other waste. Safety and Training Responsible for monitoring radiation usage and disposal, as well as associated record maintenance for the lab. Special Assignments May be required to troubleshoot existing protocols and develop new assays. May also be required to give formal reports of collected data. Other duties as assigned, including giving informal reports on collected data. Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification: BA/BS in neuroscience, biology or related field is required. Working knowledge of one or more neuroscience-related discipline achieved through coursework and laboratory experience is highly desirable: such as behavioral psychology, biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, neuroscience and/or genetics. This individual must be able work independently with little or no supervision as well as communicate well with others. Excellent organizational skills are required and proficiency with standard word processing and data analysis (e.g. Excel) programs in both Macintosh and PC computers is expected. Experience in data analysis and statistical evaluation alongside laboratory experience with standard molecular biology techniques is highly preferred. Knowledge and Skill: Preferred knowledge of the following: Standard Microsoft office software, PCR, basic molecular biology techniques, immunohistochemistry, microscopy, tissue processing, and maintenance of experimental/laboratory records. Internal and External Contacts: Radiation Safety Officer-Exchange Information Laboratory Personnel-Advise/Consult Undergraduate students - Advise and assist Role/Level/Range: ACRO/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $13.73 - $18.87 per hour Employee group: FT Schedule: 37.5 Employee subgroup: 02 Non Exempt Location: Baltimore, MD Department name: Psychological & Brain Sciences (P3101) Personnel area: KSAS 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 HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly. During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment. 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. Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled. EEO is the LawLearn more: legal information Facility Homewood Campus Personnel Area School of Arts & Sciences

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