Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
A research technician is sought to perform general laboratory tasks and manage laboratory equipment and supplies in a bacteriology laboratory studying how CRISPR-Cas9 immune systems function in their native bacterial hosts. The technician will also follow protocols to perform biological assays and experiments under the supervision of the faculty investigator or laboratory supervisor. The lab is located in Baltimore, MD at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the department of Molecular Biology and Genetics.
Follows established protocols and uses aseptic technique to perform laboratory tests and experiments which may include: propagating and manipulating bacterial cell cultures and bacteriophage stocks, cloning and sequencing plasmid constructs, performing molecular biology techniques such as PCR, DNA gel electrophoresis and nucleic acids purification, preparation of DNA libraries for deep sequencing, western blots.
Managing and organizing laboratory equipment, protocols and databases.
Monitoring inventory levels, ordering materials and supplies.
Preparing specialized buffers and reagents to support all lab members.
Operating and maintaining basic laboratory equipment such as centrifuge, pH meter, analytical balance, incubator, spectrophotometer, light microscope. Operating lab computers for data entry.
Complying with biohazard/radiation safety standards through proper handling of potentially hazardous chemical and biological agents and/or radiation sources in the workplace.
Actively seeking to increase skills and expertise.
Bachelor’s degree majoring in biological sciences or a related field.
Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
One year of laboratory experience on an independent research project not related to normal course requirements.
Willingness to learn new tasks and accept new responsibilities.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Works well individually and as part of a team.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Working Title: Research Technician Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.00 - $16.82 per hour (commensurate with educations level and experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:00-5pm/40hrs Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002895-SOM MBG Molecular Biology and Genetics 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 at email@example.com. 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.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.