Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Under the general supervision of a faculty investigator and a lab manager, the lab technician is responsible for maintenance of the lab and acquiring and processing biospecimens.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Work requires precision and attention to detail. Individual should have strong written communication and interpersonal skills. Must have the ability to read and interpret direction, both oral and written, organize and prioritize work and follow through on assignments. Must be able to work successfully as part of a team in a high volume, dynamic laboratory.
Follows established procedures or protocols to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments which includes transport of biospecimens, processing of biospecimens following established protocols, entering specimen information into online databases, re-aliquoting samples and shipping them.
Work requires basic use of scientific methods, procedures and techniques gained through previous training and experience and through specific training upon assuming this position.
Monitors lab inventory levels of reagents, kits and chemicals.
Follows weekly/monthly instrument calibration and validation protocols and maintaining detailed logs of each instrument.
Perform routine and preventative maintenance on laboratory equipment.
Our lab like several other department laboratories monitors biospecimen inventory in -80 freezers 24/7. Rotating schedules to monitor freezer temperatures include weekend and holiday assignments and the need to come in when on call in case of an emergency.
This is a one-year assignment with the option to extend based upon continued funding and satisfactory job performance.
High School Diploma/GED with some science coursework.
Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Life Science, Chemistry or a related scientific field.
Basic laboratory experience and experience working in a research lab.
Certificate from technical institute or internship experience preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Meticulous attention to detail.
Practiced documentation skills and comfortable summarizing and reporting results to researchers.
Exhibit commitment to exceeding quality standards, providing exceptional services, and producing accurate and high-quality work.
Awareness of basic safety issues and able to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment.
Classified Title: Laboratory Technician Working Title: Laboratory Technician Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB Starting Salary Range: $13.00 - $16.93; Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Up to 40 hrs/ week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: 10003524-SOM Neuro Neuromuscular Personnel area: School of Medicine
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