Research Technologist

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
$13.73 - 18.87
Posted
28 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Nov 2018
Ref
10397
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Classified Title: Research Technologist 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC 
Hourly Rate Range: $13.73 - 18.87
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30am-5:00pm 
Employee subgroup: Salaried Non-exmt 
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001140-Global Disease Epidemiology and Control 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

General summary/purpose

The Research Technologist, following protocols under the supervision of a faculty investigator, will perform laboratory tests utilizing requisite lab equipment and instruments, making minor adjustments as required. Typically works with biohazardous materials. Performs laboratory tests and/or experiments which may include various assays, specialized techniques such as study specific microbiology (e.g. culture and identifications of specific bacteria), ELISA, immunoblot methods, electrophoresis, PCR, and basic tissue culture, following established procedures or protocols. Some experiments may include work with laboratory animals such as rabbits, mice, rats.

Specific duties & responsibilities

  • Operates requisite laboratory equipment and instruments; records data; maintains and makes minor adjustments to equipment. Responsible for routine laboratory maintenance, preparing solutions, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures and ordering supplies.
  • Prepares sterile media such as agar in plates, jars, or test tubes for use in growing bacterial cultures. Uses sterile techniques to avoid contaminating lab experiments. Prepares, cleans, sterilizes, and maintains laboratory equipment, glassware, and instruments used in research experiments. Monitors inventory levels, orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, counts orders upon receipt. Operates requisite laboratory equipment and instruments; records data; maintains and makes minor adjustments to equipment. Responsible for routine laboratory maintenance, preparing solutions, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures and ordering supplies.
  • Prepares sterile media such as agar in plates, jars, or test tubes for use in growing bacterial cultures. Uses sterile techniques to avoid contaminating lab experiments. Prepares, cleans, sterilizes, and maintains laboratory equipment, glassware, and instruments used in research experiments. Monitors inventory levels, orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, counts orders upon receipt.
  • Work produced is subject to precise measures of quantity and quality
  • Uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens. Complies with biohazard/radiation safety standards through proper handling of potentially hazardous chemical and biological agents and/or radiation sources in the workplace. Completes annual university biohazard/universal precaution / radiation safety training, as appropriate.
  • Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision. Makes decisions and establishes work priorities on essentially procedure-oriented operations. Possibility of International travel to train collaborators in laboratory techniques.

Minimum qualifications

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

Preferred qualifications

2 years relevant laboratory experience preferred. 

Some related post-undergraduate work.

Possible International travel to train collaborators in laboratory techniques (1-3 times a year)

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

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled. 

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Important legal information
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm