The Vascularized and Composite Allotransplantation (VCA) laboratory is searching for a Laboratory Assistant to assist with key experimental and organizational support to the daily activities of the lab. This individual will work under the close supervision of the Sr. Laboratory Coordinator. Laboratory activities include maintaining the inventory and ordering supplies, and handling of rodent animals. Responsibilities include guaranteeing proper function, storage and cleaning of lab equipment and instruments.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Monitors inventory levels and orders material and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Inspect incoming shipments for accuracy, quality, and approved temperature storage.
Maintain the integrity of bio-products. Monitor temperatures and storage conditions, and transport in accordance with quality control and document control protocol.
Regularly work with couriers and Johns Hopkins loading dock staff, to ensure consistent and timely arrival of bio-products.
Immediately receive, sign, and process against inventory for packages from shipping companies. Cross reference packing slips to assure accuracy.
Works collaboratively with research fellows, post-docs, medical students, and other laboratory personnel and is keen to troubleshoot.
Prepares, cleans, sterilizes, stores, and maintains laboratory equipment, glassware and instruments used in research experiments.
Assists with microsurgical small and large animal models
Prepares solution, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures
High School Diploma or graduation equivalent.
Some undergraduate coursework preferred.
College Degree and experience in a biological laboratory.
Classified Title: Laboratory Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/01/CA Starting Salary Range: $15.00-$17.35-$19.50 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 40.00 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Plastic Surgery 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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