Research Technologist

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time

The Laboratory of Dr. Max Kates is seeking a driven Research Technologist to play a role in a variety of projects ongoing in the laboratory. The successful candidate will be expected to have a basic set of research laboratory skills with the interest to develop and become proficient in a large repertoire of research techniques. The position will report to Dr. Kates on a day to day basis.

Utilizing standard procedures and developed laboratory protocols, the position will be required to run lab tests and complete measurements as assigned. With direction from Dr. Kates and assistance from other lab members as necessary, the research technologist will be expected to set-up experiments based on defined standards, the collection of project data, analyzing and interpreting results, making conclusions based on the collected data, and designing follow-up experiments.

The position will require the use of basic scientific knowledge to learn techniques/methods of the lab and/or new techniques/methods. While many aspects of the position’s duties will utilize standard laboratory tasks and/or the completion routine assays following common or established protocols and procedures, some of the ongoing projects in the lab are currently developing new techniques or ways to use current technology in our research. Additionally, they will be expected to gain problem solving skills through progressive training, understanding of the research, and experience.

The Research Technologist will also play a role in experiments/projects that utilize animal models. This role will include both project specific animal procedures as well as assisting with maintaining the lab’s own mouse colonies. Any required training for this aspect of the job will be provided by the laboratory or through resources available at the University. As a staff member of the research team, the position may also be asked to prepare, test, and maintain standard laboratory equipment. Perform related laboratory maintenance, monitoring inventory of supplies, cleaning equipment, and/or ordering of research/laboratory supplies.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform laboratory tasks and complete routine assays following common or established protocols and procedures.
  • Uses basic science knowledge to learn techniques/methods of the lab
  • Gain problem solving skills through progressive training, understanding of the research, and experience. Run lab tests and complete measurements assigned.
  • Identify and resolves common problems involved in routine research assays.
  • Train users in standard equipment operation and routine lab techniques and procedures.
  • Set-up experiments based on defined standards. Collect project data. Prepare, test, and maintain standard laboratory equipment. Perform related laboratory maintenance, monitoring inventory of supplies, cleaning equipment.
  • Maintains manual of procedures for study/studies.
  • Will be tasked to assist in studies involving small animal models.
  • May be tasked to help in the acquisition and initial processing of clinical samples
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent, in Biochemistry, Biology, or related field required.

* Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
  • Prefer experience handling laboratory animals (mice and rabbits).

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office.
  • Outstanding organizational skills required.
  • Excellent attention to detail skills required.
  • Must have excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once, and effectively prioritize each.
  • Requires outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with RedCap database, basic programming and SQL Server recommended.
  • Preferred but not required: Familiarity with electronic medical records, medical terminology, and pathology reports.

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:

  • PC related software, printers, copiers and scanners.

Classified Title: Research Technologist
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC
Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $20.00/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30-5:00
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM Uro Urology Research
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 Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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.

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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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
Important legal information
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm

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