Research Technologist

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY - Maryland

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC
Starting Salary Range: $14.00-$19.25 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full-Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus
Department name: 60002728-NUS Pain Institute
Personnel area: School of Medicine

General summary/purpose:

Under the general supervision of a faculty investigator or laboratory supervisor is responsible for performing routine laboratory duties and experiments and mouse colony management.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

Follows established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to perform experiments associated with molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology. These may require other associated specialized laboratory methods including tissue culture techniques. Operates basic laboratory equipment such as centrifuge, pH meter, analytical balance, scintillation counter, spectrophotometer, light microscope, and thermocycler. Following experimental protocols, performs general mouse husbandry (setting up matings, weaning, and tissue harvest for genotyping, ear and toe marking), monitors animals and maintains health record, performs mouse behavioral assays, and sacrifices and dissects animal tissues as required in accordance with USDA, AALAC and IACUC guidelines. Prepares tissue for study utilizing histochemical techniques. Operates lab computers for data entry, mouse colony tracking, purchasing. Maintains accurate data records. Keeps the laboratory clean and in working order. Maintains and makes minor adjustments to equipment, e.g. calibrating, alignment. Prepares solutions, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures. Monitors inventory levels, orders materials and supplies, files invoices and receipts, and fulfills regulatory recordkeeping in accordance with established policies and procedures, counts orders upon receipt. 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. Exercises basic computer skills and learns and applies task-specific software necessary to perform laboratory functions. Communicates and cooperates effectively with the faculty investigator and with other laboratory personnel, to facilitate the research efforts of the laboratory and maintain a collegial and collaborative workplace. Communicates effectively and professionally with vendors, administrative personnel, and other Johns Hopkins colleagues. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or related field required. Six months of related experience.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
  • Special knowledge, skills, and abilities: English
    language skills (speaking, reading and writing), basic understanding of biology, fundamental mathematics skills, and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software required. Work requires basic use of scientific methods, procedures and techniques gained through previous training and experience.

Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:

  • Any specific physical requirements for the job: Must be capable of performing standard laboratory functions throughout the work day and capable of working with live mice in the vivarium and in the lab.

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

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