Job Req ID:  113449

Research Technolgist

We are seeking a Research Technologist.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Specimen collection and phlebotomy are desired, must be willing to be trained.
  • Specimen processing following multiple study procedures, must pay attention to details.
  • Specimen repository duties such as sample retrieval from mechanical freezers or liquid
  • nitrogen units, being able to work in extreme temperature units without jeopardizing the
  • integrity of the specimens.
  • Shipping biological specimens following IATA guidelines.
  • Assist in quality control operations.
  • Must achieve and maintain certification in study procedures per study protocol as a
  • condition of employment.
  • Attend staff meetings and training as directed as well as monthly conference calls with
  • various study sites.
  • Understanding and adherence to compliance and confidentiality policies and procedures.
  • Understanding and adhering to CLIA guidelines regarding immunological testing and
  • reporting.
  • Responsible for routine operational activities such as ordering supplies and materials
  • as needed, reviewing inventory, maintaining up to date records of tests, etc.
  • Preventative maintenance of equipment.


Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing) up to 50% of the time.
  • Occasionally required to traverse throughout the laboratory or to retrieve equipment, supplies, or specimens from other locations on and off campus.
  • The employee is required to operate computer keyboard, laboratory instruments, and small laboratory tools such as pipettes, cutting instruments, glass tubes, dishes, and/or slides.
  • Constantly repositions self to perform duties at laboratory workstations, gathering specimens, and loading equipment.

  • Prolonged vision requirements including viewing computer screen, paper reports/documents, charts, and results.
  • Visual acuity is required to distinguish fine gradation of color or structure and closely examine specimens (including via a microscope).


Laboratory Environment

  • Exposure to toxins and infectious agents exists, 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 include human products, DNA, and other bio-hazardous materials.
  • Use of personal protective equipment is required.

  • May transport equipment and supplies usually less than 40 pounds from one area to another (in the laboratory or on campus from one building to another (e.g. supplies and equipment needing sterilization by autoclaving).
  • May be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with proper training, or precautions/lifting aides (example: supply boxes, frozen specimens at -80 and -180 degrees Celsius, bulk reagents, liquid bio waste).
  • In some areas workspace is limited.



Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field.
  • Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Sterile technique.
  • Universal precautions, infectious goods shipping knowledge and biology, immunology, virology and serology knowledge are essential.
  • Knowledge of basic molecular biology techniques required.

 


 

Classified Title: Research Technologist 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC  
Starting Salary Range: $15.50 - $26.00 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm & Other Alternate work schedule/ Evening and weekends 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: School of Public Health 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Epidemiology 
Personnel area: School of Public Health 

 

 

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/.

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: 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 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.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

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Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Accommodation Information
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The following additional provisions may apply, depending upon campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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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