Research Technologist

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jul 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Brain Science Institute is seeking aResearch Technologistwho will employ cellular models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis including neuronal and non-neuronal cells, molecular, and biochemical techniques to study underlying mechanisms of neurodegeneration.

The technologist will be expected to become proficient in cell culture maintenance, transfection, immunostaining, protein and RNA extractions, and automated cell imaging and data analysis. The individual will then be expected to work independently and manage daily research projects.

We are seeking a proficient research laboratory technologist with a sophisticated understanding of cell biology and a solid foundation in bench research, gained from prior laboratory experience.

The research technologist will participate in planning and conducting experiments as well as evaluating/interpreting test results utilizing detailed knowledge of research laboratory procedures and practices. The individual should be capable of independent judgment in the selection, development, performance and evaluation of research methods and operation of appropriate equipment

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Follows established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments which include: cell culture (passaging, cryopreservation, and transfection) and molecular, biochemical, and imaging techniques to evaluate cell phenotypes.
  • Prepares solutions and reagents following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.
  • Assembles, manipulates and/or formats data and/or test reports. Maintains excellent written records and electronic databases. Uses routine software applications, such as e-mail and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), as well as scientific software including statistical/graphing programs (Prism), image analysis (MetaXpress, Imaris, ImageJ) and maintenance of an electronic lab notebook (OneNote, DropBox).
  • Participates in the organization and operation of the laboratory.
  • Performs general lab maintenance duties.
  • Orders and manages laboratory supplies and reagents as required.
  • 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.
  • Uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens. Completes annual university biohazard/universal precaution/radiation safety training, as appropriate. Monitors biohazard/radiation safety standards and proper handling of potentially hazardous chemical and biological agents and/or radiation sources in the workplace.
  • Performs miscellaneous related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with routine laboratory skills such as pipetting and preparation of buffers and chemicals.
  • Experience with aseptic cell culture.
  • Experience with preparation of standard laboratory buffers and other chemicals needed for cell culture.
  • Basic understanding and/or previous experience with light microscopy and immunofluorescence.
  • Knowledge of various software applications such as Excel spreadsheets, electronic mail, statistical packages, and graphics packages.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Talented, creative and highly motivated.

Classified Title: Research Technologist
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC
Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: ​​​​​​​Neurodegenerative and Injury Program
Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University

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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School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus


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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