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Job Req ID:  15724

Laboratory Technologist

This position will perform sample preparation, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) imaging, and data analysis in the new Applied Imaging Mass Spectrometry (AIMS) Core at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. The candidate will closely work with and support the users of the AIMS Core under the supervision of the AIMS Core director.  The Techologist is expected to section frozen or formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues obtained from users onto conductive slides, use a robotic sprayer to spray enzymes/matrix onto tissue sections, set up MALDI imaging experiments, perform histology stains, and perform imaging data analysis under guidance.  The candidate is expected to be knowledgeable about MALDI imaging analysis, SCiLS lab, iLAB, MATLAB, and statistical analysis methods. The candidate is expected to prepare reports about the obtained results in PowerPoint and excel to be sent to users.   The candidate is expected to frequently interact with AIMS Core users, requiring good people skills. The candidate is also expected to keep the AIMS Core facility clean, monitor inventory levels, order materials and supplies as needed, and keep records of all experiments performed in accordance with established policies and procedures.


Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree in chemistry, bio-chemistry or related field required. 


Preferred qualifications: Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred. M.Sc. preferred. MALDI mass spectrometry or MALDI imaging experience preferred. Some related work experience preferred in a comparable lab performing MALDI mass spectrometry imaging, MALDI mass spectrometry, or other mass spectrometry imaging techniques, coupled with a general knowledge of biological sciences, chemistry, or related field.


Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Good people skills and good communication skills required. Exchanges information in an appropriate manner requiring good oral and written communication skills. Must be detail oriented, keep clear experimental records, have effective organizational skills, and be able to prioritize workload appropriately. Must be able to perform multiple tasks efficiently and correctly, often operating more than one instrument at a time. Experience in laboratory procedures and good computer skills required.


Any specific physical requirements for the job: Must be able to lift 25 lbs., must be able to sit for long period of time, and must be able to climb at least 4 flights of stairs.



Classified Title: Laboratory Technologist 
Working Title: Laboratory Technologist  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC 
Starting Salary Range: $14.00 - $19.25 an hour
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday/9:00-5:30pm/40 hours 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 60006402-SOM Rad Cancer Imaging Research 
Personnel area: School of Medicine


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


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