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Johns Hopkins University Research Technologist in Baltimore, Maryland

General Summary/Purpose:

Performs lab management activities such as ordering, stocking of consumables, and equipment management. Manages animal colonies and performs breeding and behavioral experiments. Under general supervision, performs research laboratory experiments by following established procedures and protocols or with instruction. Uses basic science knowledge to learn techniques/methods of the lab. Runs lab tests and completes measurements as assigned. Identifies and resolves common problems and uses analytical skills to implement assigned projects. Understands the role of senior lab members and accepts constructive guidance. Sets up experiments based on defined standards. Collects and maintains project data.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for routine lab operational activities such as: ordering supplies and materials, reviewing inventory, maintaining up to date records, maintaining equipment, cleaning/autoclaving glassware, etc.

  • Assists with care and maintenance of mouse colonies, including breeding activities.

  • Assists with animal experiments, including drug treatments, sample collection, and behavioral experiments.

  • Performs research lab tests and experiments.

  • Follows established procedures and protocols, utilizes appropriate techniques to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments.

  • Exchanges routine information in an appropriate manner requiring good oral and written communication.

  • Regular interaction with students, vendors, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty members.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry or related field required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.

  • Prior experience in a basic science laboratory, particularly with a background in immunology, neuroscience, and/or neuroimmunology.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ordering systems such as SAP.

  • Animal work including breeding/care, procedures such as tail vein injection, behavioral studies.

  • Molecular biology including PCR, plasmid DNA preparation, immunoblotting, ELISA; Histology/Imaging including tissue preparation and staining; Cell culture; Basic immunology and metabolism studies.

Classified title: Research Technologist

Working title: Research Technologist

Role/Level/Range: ACRO 40/E/02/CC

Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44 (commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Fulltime

Employee Status: Non-Exempt

Schedule: Monday-Friday – 8:30am-5:00pm 40hrs/Wk

Location: 600 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD

Department name: 10003522-SOM Neurology Neuroimmunology

Personnel area (School): SOM – School of Medicine

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