Research Technologist

Maryland, United States
10 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC 
Starting Salary Range: $13.73-$18.87
Employee group: Full-Time 
Schedule: Working 40 hours per week; Monday-Friday 8:30-5pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10003535-SOM Neuro Sur Pediatrics 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

General Summary/Purpose:

Under the 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.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Under initial supervision of the faculty investigator the research technologist performs biological 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. Six months related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

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. 

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.

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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