We are seeking a Research Technologist. After training under the general supervision of the faculty investigator, the Research Technologist will be responsible for independently performing scientific research including routine procedures and protocols, literature review, experimental design, data analysis, contribute to the intellectual environment of the laboratory and general day-to-day operations and maintenance.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Operate and maintain basic laboratory equipment, such as centrifuges, pH meter, analytical balance, spectrophotometer, light and fluorescence microscope, and/or biosafety cabinets.
Perform standard procedures for standard laboratory assays.
Perform aseptic technique effectively.
Performs standard genetic, microbiology, molecular biology, cellular biology, and biochemical techniques such as PCR, cloning, cell culture, growth assays, western analysis.
Perform quantitative analyses and other functional assays directly related to the research project.
Collect and record data according to established protocols and maintain accurate up-to-date records. The employee will be expected to acquire a level of knowledge to properly execute experiments and analyze results.
Responsible for laboratory maintenance, preparing solutions, reagents and media following defined laboratory protocols inventory supplies on a weekly basis.
order materials and supplies as necessary in accordance with established procedures, stock supplies upon receipt.
Operate lab computers for data entry and maintain complete and up-to-date strain, reagent and chemical lists.
Exchange data and other information in an appropriate manner, requiring good oral and written communication skills.
Promote a collaborative, cooperative, inclusive, respectful work environment.
Comply with biohazard safety standards through proper handling of potentially hazardous chemical and biological agents in the workplace and complete annual university biohazard safety training, as appropriate.
Identify and report problems in completing routine lab procedures.
This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
The work environment may include areas of unpleasant extremes of cold or heat and biohazardous conditions such as the risk of fumes or airborne particles, and/or toxic or caustic chemicals and/or safety level 2 biological agents and/or reagents which mandate attention to safety considerations.
Performing the duties outline for this position requires precise measures of quantity and quality.
Near vision to see objects clearly within 20 inches.
The ability to move about and sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
Occasionally lifting and/or carrying objects weighing 10 lbs. or less.
Occasionally pushing and/or, pulling objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
Handling by seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with the hands.
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers, for example, using a keyboard, pipette, pipette aid, opening/closing small snap-cap and screw-cap tubes.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory)
Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field.
* JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the 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.
**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.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
Additional relevant laboratory experience acquired through extracurricular activities or summer employment is desirable.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Must have a working knowledge of one or more of the following disciplines achieved through undergraduate studies and laboratory experience gained through class work and/or previous work experience. Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics and/or Microscopy.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $20.40/Hr (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: BiolChem Fac/Staff 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.
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