Research Technologist

Maryland, United States
$13.73 - $18.87
26 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose

To perform laboratory tasks and complete complex and routine assays following established protocols and procedures.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Under the general supervision of a faculty investigator and other laboratory members, the successful candidate will be responsible for performing experiments and analysis involving mouse models. 
  • Work requires the basic use of scientific methods and procedures and techniques gained through previous training and experience.  The position requires a basic understanding of the theory behind experiments and the application of analytical skills to implement assigned projects, and to identify and trouble-shoot situations needing special attention.  The successful applicant is one who has the ability to work well with a team of lab scientists as well as independently.  The successful candidate will also have strong organizational and problem solving skills.  It is expected that this person will make substantial scientific contributions to projects, and be a strong participant in this work.
  • Following established procedures and protocols and using aseptic techniques to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments which may include basic molecular biology and specialized immunohistochemistry techniques as well as advanced neuroanatomical analysis of neural cell populations and cell types.  May also involve using in vivo mouse models in experiments as well as electrophysiological and imaging approaches to analyze neural activity. 
  • Monitoring inventory levels, ordering materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, counting orders upon receipt.  Assisting with animal husbandry of the laboratory mouse colony.  It is expected that general laboratory maintenance will involve no more than 25% of this position, the rest being devoted to experimental activities.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Classified title: Research Technologist
Role/Level/Range: ACRO/2/CC
Hourly Rate Range: $13.73 - $18.87 commensurate with experience
Employee group: Casual
Schedule: M-F 40hrs/week
Employee subgroup: Non-Exempt
Department name: Neuroscience
Personnel area: School of Medicine

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

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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.

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