Research Technologist

Maryland, United States
$14.00 - $19.25
09 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC 
Starting Salary Range: $14.00 - $19.25
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10003533-SOM Neuro Sur Neurosurgical Oncology 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

General summary/purpose:

  • Under general supervision of a faculty investigator or laboratory supervisor is responsible for performing routine analyses and tests on animal or human fluids and/or tissue.
  • 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 experiments associated with immunology, serology and/or virology.
  • These may require basic blood separation, labeling and assay methods such as ELISA, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, MACs bead isolations and other associated specialized laboratory methods including tissue culture and molecular biology techniques.
  • May also perform separation, identification and purification methods for identifying cell populations.
  • Operates basic laboratory equipment such as centrifuge, pH meter, analytical balance, scintillation counter, spectrophotometer, light microscope, and/or utilize laminar flow hood.
  • May also utilize sophisticated instrumentation such as: flow cytometer; thermocycler; and spectrophotometer.
  • Operates lab computers for data entry.
  • May utilize in vivo models in experiments.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Following experimental protocols, monitors animals and maintains health record in accordance with USDA and AALAC guidelines.
  • Sacrifices and dissects animal tissues as required.
  • Prepares tissue for study utilizing histochemical techniques.
  • Maintains accurate data records.
  • Maintains and makes minor adjustments to equipment, e.g. calibrating, alignment.
  • Prepares solutions, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.
  • Monitors inventory levels, orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, counts orders upon receipt.

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or related field required.

Preferred qualifications:

Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred. 

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

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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.

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