Job Req ID:  111894

Research Technologist

We are seeking a Research Technologist to manage daily operations of laboratory and field research needs of the Community Science and Innovation for Environmental Justice (CSI EJ) Initiative. The CSI EJ initiative supports and develops scientific, technical, and community-based participatory research (CBPR) capacity that responds to community-identified concerns with disproportionate and adverse environmental exposure and health concerns of industrial food animal production (IFAP) and other industrial (e.g., fossil fuels, petrochemicals, landfills, wastewater treatment) facilities. The primary focus of the CSI EJ Initiative is working in partnership with communities living at the fenceline of such industrial facilities to perform measurements of disproportionate and adverse exposure and health effects. This position will support research projects to investigate environmental and occupational exposures to air pollutants (particulate matter [PM], gases [ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, methane, carbon dioxide], and microbial pathogens and relate exposures to human health outcomes. Work requires basic use of scientific methods, procedures and techniques, particularly in industrial hygiene and atmospheric sciences; though training will be provided, previous experience and a profound understanding of theory behind experiments to perform data analysis and troubleshoot situations that need special attention with a substantial degree of independence are highly preferred.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operate basic and advanced laboratory equipment, including environmental (water, air, sediment/soil) quality testing, settled dust testing, air sensors, air monitoring, and air sampling equipment, incubator, spectrophotometer, laminar flow hood, and other basic lab equipment.
  • Complete performance verification, calibration, and technical specification testing of environmental monitoring equipment in laboratory and field settings
  • Maintain detailed records of quality assurance and quality control for laboratory and field sampling and analyses of samples.
  • Record and analyze results, organize data, perform basic computations, and develop reports and summaries of analyses.
  • Maintain relationships with community partners, including through oral and written communications.
  • Perform environmental field sampling and collect health outcome data as part of exposure and epidemiologic studies.

Other Responsibilities Include

  • Contribute to general maintenance of the laboratory, equipment and supplies.
  • Maintain and make adjustments to equipment, e.g. calibrations, performance verification.
  • Monitor inventory levels, order materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and maintain records.
  • Skills required: air, water and sediment/soil sampling and testing.

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



Classified Title: Research Technologist  
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC  
Starting Salary Range: Min $15.50 - Max $26.00 HRLY ($43,160 targeted; Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: School of Public Health 
Department name: Environmental Health and Engineering 
Personnel area: School of Public Health 

Total Rewards
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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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