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Johns Hopkins University Laboratory Assistant / Slide Scanning Assistant in Baltimore, Maryland

The Department of Pathology Informatics is seeking a Laboratory Assistant/Slide Scanning Assistant . This individual will assist with digital scanning of glass slides and glass slide organization. Under close supervision this person is taught to perform slide cleaning, scanning, visual inspection, and slide filing. The specialist will be trained to balance these duties in an efficient manner.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Cleaning glass slides, loading/unloading digital slide scanners, returning slides to appropriate containers.

  • Examine digital image quality.

  • Manually scan slides that fail quality checks by selecting scan regions on the computer and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 6 months work experience in an office/laboratory environment is preferred.

  • Work experience using high throughput technologies or manufacturing processes are also beneficial.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Work requires precision and attention to detail.

  • Must have the ability to read and interpret direction, both oral and written, organize and prioritize work, and follow through on assignments.

  • Must have basic computer skills.

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) up to 80% of the time. The employee is required to operate computer keyboard/mouse, laboratory instruments, and handle glass slides.

  • Prolonged vision requirements including viewing computer screen and glass slides. Visual acuity is required to distinguish blurry digital images.

  • 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, and radiation protocols. 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). 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.

  • 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).

Classified Title: Laboratory Assistant

Working Title: Laboratory Assistant / Slide Scanning Assistant ​​​​​

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/01/CA

Starting Salary Range: $13.00 - $14.89/Hour; Commensurate with experience

Employee Group: Full Time

Schedule: Varies

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus

Department Name: Pathology Informatics

Personnel Area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu . For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

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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