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Job Req ID:  39897

Research Technologist

General Summary/Purpose
After entry-level training under the general supervision of a faculty investigator or laboratory supervisor is responsible for independently performing routine tests in a research laboratory and contributing to general maintenance of the laboratory, equipment and supplies.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Follows established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to perform experiments. These may require basic tissue culture, and/or cell separation methods, and laboratory methods/techniques associated with protein, lipid or carbohydrate biochemistry or molecular biology such as purifications, quantitative and qualitative analyses, and localizations, as well as other functional and enzymatic assays.

May also perform recombinant DNA library construction; screening, isolation and mapping clones; oligonucleotide hybridization; plasmid subcloning, and/or screening DNA libraries.

Operates basic laboratory equipment such as centrifuge, pH meter, analytical balance, scintillation counter, spectrophotometer, light microscope, and/or utilizes laminar flow hood. May perform specific analyses using techniques such as column chromatography,
affinity chromatography for protein purification, and/or ELISA's. Operates lab computers for data entry.

May utilize in vivo models in experiments. Following experimental protocols, monitors animals and maintains health records in accordance with USDA and AALAC guidelines. Sacrifices and dissects animal remains as required. Prepares tissue for study utilizing histochemical techniques.

Maintains accurate data records. Complies with biohazard/radiation safety standards through proper handling of potentially hazardous chemical and biological agents and/or radiation sources in the workplace.

Completes annual university biohazard/universal precaution/radiation safety training, as appropriate.  Uses sterile techniques to avoid contaminating lab experiments.  Uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens.

Prepares solutions, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.


Minimum Qualifications (Required)

Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field.

Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with rodent models.


Additional relevant laboratory experience acquired through extracurricular activities or summer employment is very desirable.


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Must have a working knowledge of one or more of the following disciplines achieved through undergraduate studies, and laboratory experience gained through class work: biology, biochemistry, and/or genetics.

Knows the informal policies, procedures and practices necessary to conduct the normal function of a specific section, unit, or work area. Is aware of the role of the position and its potential impact on the working unit.

Work produced is subject to precise measures of quantity and quality.

Biohazardous conditions such as the risk of radiation exposure, fumes or airborne particles, and/or toxic or caustic chemicals may be present in this work environment which mandate attention to safety considerations.

Near vision to see objects clearly within 20 inches.


Sharp focus to adjust vision when doing close work that changes in distance from eyes. Full spectrum vision to identify and distinguish color. 


Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard


Handling by seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with the hand or hands, but without finger dexterity

Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time

Occasionally lifting, carrying objects weighing 10 lbs. or less.



Classified Title: Research Technologist 
Working Title: Research Technologist  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC 
Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: $14.14 - $19.44 / commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm / 40 hrs per week 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 60000752-IBBS 
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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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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