Job Req ID:  112129

Research Technologist

The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a full time Research Technologist to work in a laboratory in the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine that focuses on perinatal brain injury and neuroinflammation. Consistent with a translational research program, our goal is to increase understanding of neuroimmunology to identify new therapeutic targets and treatment strategies. The successful candidate will be able to work on multiple research projects simultaneously, while conducting experiments, collecting/summarizing data, providing proper laboratory/study subject care, maintaining project data, contributing to manuscripts and funding proposals with supervision and interfacing with a diverse collaborative of physicians and scientists.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Requires basic use of scientific methods, procedures and techniques gained through previous training and experience.

  • Working knowledge of theory behind experiments and applies basic analytical skills to implement assigned projects, and to identify and trouble-shoot situations needing special attention.
  • Follows established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments which may include basic tissue culture, cell separation methods, electrophoretic separations, assays, basic molecular biology, or other specialized histology and biological science techniques, including microscopy and biochemistry.
  • Utilize in vivo models in experiments and handle rats and mice.
  • Collect data and monitors data quality and accuracy as required by research protocol. Maintains appropriate documentation of research results, as required by research protocol. Recommends revisions to experimental methods based upon observations of the data.
  • Participate in experimental design; plan, implement, evaluate and interpret results.
  • Conduct library research; participate in editing and preparing manuscripts, scientific illustrations and computer graphics for publication.
  • Identify problems, troubleshoot, analyze variations observed and reported in regular testing protocols. Modify, refine, adapt techniques/procedures.
  • Perform surgeries and care for laboratory animals; perform behavioral testing. Following experimental protocols, collect tissue in accordance with USDA, AALAC and IACUC guidelines.
  • Monitor inventory levels, orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, verifies orders upon receipt.
  • Perform microscopy, flow cytometry and routine cell culture.
  • Responsible for preventative maintenance of equipment.
  • Prepare, clean, sterilize, and maintain lab equipment, glassware, & instruments.
  • Assist with general lab and equipment maintenance.
  • Keep daily lab notes, maintain data and inventory spreadsheets.
  • Assure laboratory compliance with regulatory requirements and JHU standards, policies/procedures.
  • Clean and maintain work areas.
  • Use computers and computer-interfaced equipment to perform required duties.
  • Analyze experimental data as appropriate.
  • Mentor students, teach laboratory techniques and share scientific knowledge.
  • Review, edit and maintain updated animal protocols.


Additional Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Basic use of scientific methods, procedures and techniques gained through previous training and experience.
  • Knowledgeable of skills required in immunoblotting, tissue culture, flow cytometry and microscopy and perform animal work independently.
  • Ability to perform established laboratory assays with the initial supervision of senior personnel until capable of performing those assays independently.
  • Self-motivated and actively seeking to further develop skills, expertise and knowledge in neuroscience and medicine.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience, Psychology, Biology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Chemistry or related STEM field required.
  • Some post-undergraduate experience in a comparable laboratory, or a significant independent research project. Undergraduate research experience as part of their training is acceptable experience.

 


 

Classified Title: Research Technologist   
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC  
Starting Salary Range: Min $15.50 - Max $26.00 HRLY ($40,000 targeted; Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Mon - Fri 8:30 - 5:00; some evenings/weekends may be necessary; candidate to be flexible to adjust schedule for animal care; may require Tuesday-Saturday schedule occasionally 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Ped NICU  
Personnel area: School of Medicine 

 

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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Accommodation Information

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit accessibility.jhu.edu.

 

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

 

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on 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.

 

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

 

 

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/.

Accommodation Information
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit https://accessibility.jhu.edu/.

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