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General summary/purpose: This position will provide technical support in a laboratory in the Neuroimmunology and Neurological Infections Division, Department of Neurology focused on neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease. The position is in a disease-oriented research group that addresses questions in basic neurobiology. The primary interests are: 1) to use extracellular vesicles/exosomes derived from human iPSCs and iPSC-derived neurons as tools for biomarker discovery and therapeutic applications. 2) To generate a better understanding at the molecular and cellular level of the contributions of extracellular vesicles to Alzheimer's. 3) To develop 3D systems as novel platforms to study Alzheimer's Disease. The person will be responsible for experiments related to multiple ongoing studies. Specific duties & responsibilities: Under initial supervision of the faculty investigator and lab research personnel, the research technologist performs tissue culture and molecular biology experiments. The technologist will have independent projects and may be included as a co-author of publications resulting from his or her work in the laboratory. Specific techniques used include cell and tissue culture, PCR, DNA extraction and analysis, gel electrophoresis, flow cytometry and immunostaining. Applicants must be familiar with the operation of basic laboratory equipment and with sterile technique. In consultation with a supervisor, an experienced technologist will perform, evaluate and troubleshoot methods as necessary, prepare solutions and reagents following standard procedures and keep an organized lab notebook. Meet at least weekly with principal investigator to report on research and laboratory status. Minimum qualifications (mandatory): Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or related field required. Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred. Preferred qualifications: The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, energetic and reliable. Interest in learning a multitude of diverse techniques and flexibility regarding projects and protocols is important. Familiarity with technical aspects of molecular biology practices and relevant biological and biochemical theory is essential. Experience in culture human pluripotent stem cells such as ES and iPS cells is a plus. Special knowledge, skills, and abilities: Computer or other special needs for the position: Able to efficiently use Microsoft Office programs: Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Ability to learn new computer skills and applications quickly including how to install software, firmware, and manipulate hardware/peripherals Must be able to efficiently and proactively communicate with supervisors and coworkers, manipulate small and large test tubes, flasks and pipettes, move some moderately-large equipment and boxes, type quickly, write nimbly and legibly, see very well at a short distance, communicate clearly by phone, move within the building and around campus, and work at the bench (and sometimes at a microscope with micromanipulator, etc.) for extended periods. Classified title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO/2/CC Starting Salary Range: $13.73 - $ 18.87 Employee group: Full Time Employee subgroup: Non exempt Schedule: Working 40 hours per week; M-F 8:30 am -5:00 pm Location: Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Campus 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. 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