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Job Req ID:  59700

Research Technologist

The Department of Genetic Medicine is seeking a Research Technologist who will work under the supervision of a faculty investigator and will be responsible for independently performing routine analyses and tests on animal or human fluids and/or tissue or cultured cell lines. This position requires basic and advanced use of scientific methods, procedures and techniques gained through previous training and experience as well as understanding of theory behind experiments. Will have to apply analytical skills to implement assigned projects, and to identify and trouble-shoot situations needing special attention.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Follows established procedures or protocols and utilizes appropriate technique to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments, which may include:
    • Tissue culture
    • Cell separation methods
    • Electrophoretic separations 
    • Assays
    • Basic and advanced molecular biology
    • Other specialized histology and biological science techniques.
  • May utilize in vivo models in experiments. 
  • Monitors inventory levels, orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures. 
  • Monitors verification of consents and participates in internal review board applications and renewals.
  • Extracting DNA and performing molecular tests such as genotyping and DNA sequencing. 
  • Analyzing genotyping and sequencing results. 
  • Database entry and review of clinical information and basic analysis of demographics and data integrity.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory): 

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


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Some related post-undergraduate work experience.


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Basic understanding of molecular biology and genetics. 
  • Requires the ability to safely operate scientific laboratory equipment.


Physical Requirements: 

  • Finger dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm.
  • Communication skills using the spoken word.
  • Ability to see and hear within normal parameters.
  • Lift, carry, move supplies, computers, glassware, etc. Ability to move about workspace.


Classified Title: Research Technologist
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC 
Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 9-6 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: ​​​​​​​School of Medicine Campus 

Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Genetics Cutting Cystic Fibrosis 
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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