Research Technologist

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Aug 14, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose:

Under the general supervision of a faculty investigator or laboratory supervisor, responsibilities will include animal care, breeding, genotyping, colony maintenance, as well as sleep study recording and analysis. May also perform routine analyses and tests on animal or human fluids and/or tissue or cultured cell lines. 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.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Follows established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments which may include: basic tissue culture, cell separation methods, electrophoretic separations, assays, basic molecular biology, or other specialized histology and biological science techniques. (This statement includes a wide variety of procedures which may be performed under this title in different laboratories throughout the University. Seldom would all be found in any one position.)

  • Responsibilities will include animal care, breeding, genotyping, colony maintenance.
  • Stage and score sleep studies recording and analysis
  • Operates basic laboratory equipment such as centrifuge, pH meter, analytical balance, incubator, scintillation counter, spectrophotometer, light microscope, and/or utilizes laminar flow hood. Operates lab computers for data entry.
  • Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, electronic mail, World Wide Web, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or test reports.
  • Maintains and makes minor adjustments to equipment, e.g. calibrating, alignment.
  • 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.
  • Uses sterile techniques to avoid contaminating lab experiments.
  • Uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens.

Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):

  • BS in biology, chemistry or related field required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some related post-undergraduate experience.
  • Experience in a comparable laboratory, or a significant independent research project, not related to normal course requirements.

Scope of Responsibility:Knows the informal policies, procedures and practices necessary to conduct the normal function of a specific section, unit, or work area. Is aware of the role of the position and its potential impact on the working unit.

Decision Making:Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision. Makes decisions and establishes work priorities on essentially procedure-oriented operations.

Authority:Does not direct the activities of staff or a function.

Communication:Exchanges routine information in an appropriate manner requiring good oral and written communication skills.

Any Specific Physical Requirements for the Job:

  • Work produced is subject to precise measures of quantity and quality
  • Work environment may include areas of unpleasant extremes of cold or heat
  • Biohazardous conditions such as the risk of radiation exposure, fumes or airborne particles, and/or toxic or caustic chemicals may be present in this work environment which mandate attention to safety considerations
  • Near vision to see objects clearly within 20 inches
  • Sharp focus to adjust vision when doing close work that changes in distance from eyes
  • Full spectrum vision to identify and distinguish color
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
  • Handling by seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with the hand or hands, but without finger dexterity
  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Occasionally lifting, carrying objects weighing 10 lbs. or less
  • Occasionally pushing, pulling objects weighing 30 lbs. or less
  • Ability to move about

This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

Classified Title:Research Technologist
Working Title: Research Technologist ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC
Starting Salary Range:$14.14-$19.44
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30am-5:00pm/40 hours
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview
Department name: 10002817-SOM DOM Pulmonary
Personnel area: 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 atjhurecruitment@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.

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Johns Hopkins Bayview


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

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