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Johns Hopkins University Research Technologist in Baltimore, Maryland

General Summary/Purpose:

Research technologist position is available to carry out research on ocular and orbital disease processes.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • This individual will participate in planning studies and evaluating/interpreting test results utilizing a basic and learned knowledge of research laboratory procedures and practices involving ocular tumors and orbital inflammatory disease. These lab-based duties will include:

  • Perform mouse colony maintenance and generating mouse strains (breeding and genotyping of mice).

  • Process tissue for and perform qPCR and PCR, histology immunohistochemistry, and immunoblotting.

  • Responsible for laboratory maintenance, preparing solutions and media and ordering supplies.

  • Identify and report problems in completion of routine lab processes.

  • Careful record keeping of sample information and results to guarantee quality of experimentation.

  • Assists with troubleshooting of technical and experimental issues.

  • Contributes to selecting, developing, performing and evaluating research methods; operates appropriate equipment.

  • Uses sterile techniques to avoid contaminating lab experiments. Basic knowledge of and employ good tissue culture techniques.

  • Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, electronic mail, World Wide Web, statistical packages, and graphics packages.

  • Uses good practices for data record keeping and analysis.

  • Uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens.

  • Monitors inventory levels and proper storage of materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.

  • Keeps current knowledge of vendors and suppliers of materials specific to the laboratory requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.

  • Prior Experience with pipetting, PCR, and basic chemistry background to be able to make reagents.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Prior laboratory experience during undergrad, including, tissue culture is desirable.

Classified title: Research Technologist

Working title: Research Technologist

Role/Level/Range: ACRO 40/E/02/CC

Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44 (commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Fulltime

Employee Status: Non-Exempt

Schedule: Monday-Friday – 8:30am-5:00pm 40hrs/Wk

Location: 733 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD

Department name: 10002998-SOM Ophthalmology Oculoplastics

Personnel area (School): SOM – School of Medicine

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 . 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.

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Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.