Research Technologist

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Apr 07, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose:

The Johns Hopkins in the Retrovirus Biology Laboratory of the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology, School of Medicine is seeking a full-time Research Technologist to provide laboratory support and to assist with research coordination for multiple research studies related to HIV-1 infection, replication and persistence. The Retrovirus Laboratory is a multidisciplinary team of faculty from the Johns Hopkins (JH) School of Medicine. In the hope of revealing new directions for therapies, the group studies an HIV-1 gene that has been shown to play a role in the virus replication, latency and persistence. The team seeks to elucidate the mechanisms that underlie the role of this HIV-1 gene in the virus lifecycle in hopes of developing novel therapeutic, vaccine and cure strategies.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Key laboratory duties will include, but are not limited to, working under Biohazard Level 2+ Safety conditions with HIV-1, handling human biospecimens, biospecimen processing, biospecimen inventory and management, PBMC isolation, and DNA extraction.
  • 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.
  • Must follow established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments.
  • Additional duties include data entry, maintenance of biospecimen records, purchasing, bookkeeping and other laboratory housekeeping tasks. The individual will be responsible for monitoring the laboratory sample repository, and will support other laboratory members in their projects as assigned by the principal investigator.

Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
  • One (1) year undergraduate experience in a laboratory performing relevant techniques.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent time management, punctuality, written and verbal communication, and record keeping skills are strongly preferred.

Classified Title:Research Technologist
Working Title: Research Technologist
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC
Starting Salary Range:$14.14-$19.44 per hour; commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus
Department name: 10002778-SOM Comp Med Retrovirus Bio Laboratory
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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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
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