Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Under general supervision, performs clinical and/or research laboratory experiments by following established procedures and protocols or with instruction. Uses basic science knowledge to learn techniques/methods of the lab. Understands the role of senior lab members and accepts constructive guidance. Follows established procedures and protocols utilizing appropriate techniques to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments. Exchange routine information in an appropriate manner. Has regular interaction with students, vendors, post-doctoral fellows, faculty members, and other clinical fellows.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Follows established protocols and utilizes appropriate techniques to perform laboratory experiments.
General laboratory upkeep for cleanliness and safety.
Responsible for routine operational activities such as ordering supplies and materials, reviewing inventory, maintaining up to date records of tests, etc., and preventive maintenance of equipment.
Performs miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, chemistry, or related field required.
Some related research laboratory experience strongly preferred which includes: mammalian cell cultures, mouse colony maintenance and tissue processing, basic biochemistry and molecular biology techniques, biological sample management, preparation of chemical solutions.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of good lab practices.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Must have excellent organizational skills.
Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
Knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
Physical requirements for the job:
Equipment, Machine, or Tool Requirements:
Computer and laboratory equipment such as PCR machine, centrifuge, DNA and protein gel electrophoresis apparatus, gel documentation system, microscope, freezing microtome, cryostat.
Work Environment /While performing the duties of this job:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may remain in a stationary position sitting or standing. Occasionally required to traverse throughout the laboratory or to retrieve equipment, supplies, or specimens from other locations on campus. Occasionally required to traverse throughout the laboratory or to retrieve equipment, supplies, or specimens from other locations on campus. Will be required to run automation equipment in the Johns Hopkins ChemCORE in Miller Research Building. Required to operate 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.
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).
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 (specify).
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, 9:00am - 5:30pm, Up to 40 hrs/ week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003061-SOM Pat Neuropathology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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