The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is seeking a Immunogenetics Technologist Trainee who will perform under the direct supervision of the laboratory manager and/or bench supervisor in the Immunogenetics Lab.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Develop Laboratory skills in one or more of the following areas
Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) Serology.
In-vitro cellular assays.
DNA Technology (SSP, SSOP).
Blood group serology.
Luminex based Assays.
Deceased Donor On-call training.
Prepare reagents accurately.
Maintain quality control of reagents and equipment.
Operate liquid nitrogen freezer and controlled rate cell freezer.
Perform computer data entry.
Tabulate, analyze and report issues.
Perform meticulous record keeping.
Learn to trouble shoot problems when they arise during technical procedures.
Learn to tech techniques and principles.
Able to demonstrate competencies at end of one year.
Specific Physical Requirements
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing) up to 70% of the time.
Occasionally required to traverse throughout the laboratory or to retrieve equipment, supplies, or specimens from other locations on campus.
The employee is 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).
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).
May be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with proper training, or precautions/lifting aides (example: supply boxes or Formalin cubes). In some areas work space is limited.
Staff may be required to complete annual competency review, and must insure compliance with Johns Hopkins Policy, Laboratory Policy & Procedure, Health, Safety & Environment regulations, and all applicable privacy & confidentiality laws/practices.
*Rotating on-call, weekend, or pager duties are required. Many department laboratories operate 24/7 with schedules on day, evening, or night shift. Rotating schedules which may include weekend work and holiday assignment. (Overtime possible when authorized/needed to meet business and patient needs).
Bachelor's Degree in biological science.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience.
* 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.
One course in genetics, Immunology.
Classified Title: Immunogenetics Technologist Trainee Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CE Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm, rotating weekend and nights on call Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Pat Transfusion Medicine Personnel area: School of Medicine
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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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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