Research Technologist

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
$14.00-$19.25 (commensurate with experience)
Posted
05 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2018
Ref
12014
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Working Title: Research Technologist ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC 
Starting Salary Range: $14.00-$19.25 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30-5 with occasional weekends 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10003299-SOM Psy Behavioral Neuroscience 
Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University

General summary/purpose:

Perform laboratory tasks and complete assays following common or established protocols and procedures.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Under the general supervision of a faculty investigator, post-doctoral fellow or laboratory supervisor, is responsible for performing analyses and testing on animals, human fluids and/or tissue or cultured cell lines.
  • Work requires basic use of scientific methods, procedures and techniques gained through previous training and experience. Uses basic understanding of theory behind experiments and applies basic analytical skills to implement assigned projects, and to identify and trouble-shoot situations needing special attention
  • Follows established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments which may include: dissecting and preserving tissue from rodents (mice and rats), genotyping, immunohistochemistry, Western blotting, rodent surgery including stereotaxic brain injections, intracranial cannulae placement and sciatic nerve transection, and rodent behavioral assays.
  • Monitors inventory levels, orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, counts orders upon receipt.
  • Shall perform other duties as are consonant with this position under the direction of the Supervisor.

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field. Six months related experience

Preferred qualifications:

Some related undergraduate or post-undergraduate work experience preferred

Any specific physical requirements for the job:

  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.
  • Communication skills using the spoken word.
  • Ability to see within normal parameters.
  • Ability to hear within normal range.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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