Research Technologist

Maryland, United States
13 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
13 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC 
Starting Salary Range: $12.98 - $14.90
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Mon-Fri 40hrs 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10002717-SOM Ane Research 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

General summary/purpose:

Under the general supervision of a faculty investigator or laboratory supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for performing routine analyses and tests on animal or human fluids and/or tissue or cultured cell lines and works with animals and human study participants. Works alone and as part of the research team.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • 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: q/PCR, Western blot, histochemistry/microscopy experiments. Performs PCR genotyping and breeding of mice to maintain and expand mouse colonies for laboratory experiments on immune cell function.
  • Assists with maintenance of mouse colony and participates in characterizing the molecular, cellular phenotypes of mice in the mouse model of allergic lung inflammation. Individual will manage mouse databases, weaning, tagging, sample collection, and PCR genotyping.
  • May be involved with recruitment and screening of Study Participants for IRB-approved blood draw protocol. Individual will isolate immune cells from human blood, culture cells and analyze cells by FACS.
  • Monitos inventory levels, orders materials and supplies including lab consumables, glassware, and animals in accordance with established policies and procedures, counts orders upon receipt.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field.
  • Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Research lab skills in in vitro cellular and molecular methods, cell culture, animal experience.

Any specific physical requirements for the job:

  • No animal allergies.

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.

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.

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