Research Technologist

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jun 30, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Dermatology seeks aResearch Technologist who will perform under general supervision clinical and/or research laboratory experiments by following established procedures and protocols or with instruction. This individual will use science knowledge to learn techniques/methods of the lab, run lab tests and completes measurements as assigned. They will also identify and resolve common problems and uses analytical skills to implement assigned projects as well as understand the role of senior lab members and accepts constructive guidance. The Research Technologist will set-up experiments based on defined standards and collect/maintain project data.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follows routine protocols under the supervision and mentorship of a faculty investigator and laboratory manager.
  • Performs research studies and/or experiments following established procedures or protocols, which may include image analysis, performing immunohistochemistry procedures and assisting with other slide-based studies.
  • Operates requisite laboratory equipment and instruments, records data, and perform laboratory tests, making minor adjustments as required.
  • Handles slides and blocks appropriately, including requests from archives and receiving and organizing materials from outside institutions.
  • Monitors inventory levels and orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures as required for experimental protocols.
  • May participate in planning experiments and evaluating/interpreting test results utilizing detailed knowledge of research laboratory procedures and practices.
  • Uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens. Complies with biohazard/radiation safety standards through proper handling of potentially hazardous chemical and biological agents and/or radiation sources. Completes annual university biohazard/universal precaution/radiation safety training, as appropriate, as well as other required online and in-person trainings and compliance requirements.
  • Monitors equipment performance and maintenance schedules. May perform routine repair or replacement of standard parts.
  • Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.

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, and within the Department. Functions as a member of a team, working to promote an atmosphere of respect, collegiality, integrity and discovery.

Decision Making:

  • On a regular and continuous basis, follows experimental protocols, complies with biohazard/radiation safety standards.
  • Engages in regular and continuous decision making having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service.

Communication:

  • Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision.
  • Makes decisions and establishes work priorities on essentially procedure-oriented operations.
  • Exchanges non-routine information using tact and persuasion as appropriate requiring good oral and written communications skills.
  • Practices service recovery and demonstrates service excellence in all aspects of the job.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some related post-undergraduate work experience.
  • Must have a working knowledge of one or more of the following disciplines achieved through undergraduate studies, and laboratory experience gained through class work: biology, biochemistry, physics, pathology and/or immunology.
  • Related research laboratory experience strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of good lab practices required.

Specific Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
  • Standing in a stationary position 80% of the time. May need to traverse through the laboratory to or to retrieve equipment, supplies, or specimens from other locations on campus.
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s).
  • Operates computer keyboard, laboratory instruments, and small laboratory tools such as pipettes, cutting instruments, glass tubes, dishes, and/or slides.
  • Constantly repositions self to perform duties at laboratory work stations, gathering specimens, and loading equipment.
  • Communication skills using the spoken word.
  • Ability to see within normal parameters and ability to hear within normal range. Prolonged vision requirements including viewing computer screen, paper reports/documents, charts and results. Visual acuity is required to distinguish fine gradation of color or structure and closely examine specimens (including via a microscope).

Work Environment:

  • Laboratory environment - Exposure to toxins and infectious agents exist, but potential for personal injury or harm is minimized if established safety and health precautions are followed. Must refer to and are expected to comply with procedure manuals, follow proper laboratory protocols and safety policy/procedures, and be familiar with material data safety sheets in assigned work areas. Able to read and understand all Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) guidelines applicable to assigned work area. Working in laboratory where there may be discomforts due to odors, noise, temperature fluctuations, and working around lab equipment. Research areas may include animal, human, human products, DNA, radiation protocols, and other bio-hazardous materials. Use of personal protective equipment may be advised or required.
  • May transport equipment and supplies usually less than 40 pounds from one area to another (in the laboratory or on campus. May be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with proper training, or precautions/lifting aides (example: supply boxes or Formalin cubes). In some areas work space is limited.

Classified Title: Research Technologist
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC
Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $19.44/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8am - 5:30pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Der Research Division
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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