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Christine Saint-Amand <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Research Technician (215329)

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Research Technician to work in the Laboratory of Dr. Kari
Johnson at the Department of Pharmacology located at Uniformed Services
University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides
scientific, technical and programmatic support services to the Department of

Dr. Kari Johnson, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, invites qualified
candidates to apply for the position of Research Assistant. Research in the
Johnson Laboratory focuses on physiological adaptations in basal ganglia
circuits that occur following chronic alcohol exposure in mice, and how these
adaptations relate to cognitive impairments caused by alcohol. We are
particularly interested in roles of G protein-coupled receptors in modulating
neurotransmission at basal ganglia synapses and how these receptors modify
behavior under both normal and pathological conditions.

ABOUT USUHS: The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)
is the Nation's Federal Health Sciences University and is committed to
excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. USUHS
services the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic
health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education research
service, and consultation and uniquely relates these activities to military
medicine, disaster medicine and military medical readiness. The Department of
Pharmacology & Molecular Therapeutics, at the Uniformed Services University,
is located on the campus of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
in Bethesda, Maryland, adjacent to the National Institutes of Health and in
close proximity to the biotechnology corridor in suburban Maryland. The area
is rich in scientific opportunities and cultural offerings. For further
information, visit our websites at


Performs laboratory research projects, including collection and organization
of data.  Makes detailed observations about experiments. Techniques used will
include stereotaxic surgery, in vivo manipulation of circuits using
optogenetic and chemogenetic techniques, and behavioral pharmacology. Prior
experience with these techniques is not required.
Assists in the preparation of technical reports, summaries, and protocols.
Maintains clear and accurate laboratory records, inventories and logbooks.
Performs data entry for research projects and maintains databases.
Maintains supplies in the laboratory and keeps the laboratory area clean.
Provides basic data analysis and interpretation.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of standard laboratory
techniques; ability to follow detailed instructions; good communication and
analytical skills.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a scientific

Minimum Experience: 0 to 2 years’ experience.

Physical Capabilities: Long periods of standing and sitting; handling various

Work Environment: Laboratory environment.

Background: Eligibility to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC); eligibility to
obtain and hold a Public Trust background.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background
check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional
references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and
credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of
motor vehicle (DMV) check.

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,
disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated
minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Event Location: Bethesda, MD
Contact Person: Christine Saint-Amand
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]
Contact Phone Number: 2406944022
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