Job Req ID:  114018

Research Technologist

The Johns Hopkins University is seeking a full-time Research Technologist to work within the Otolaryngology in Dr. Andrew Lane’s Laboratory at the School of Medicine.  Our lab seeks to understand the cellular, molecular, and immunological mechanisms underlying epithelial innate immunity and upper airway inflammation, as well as olfactory loss, with specific areas of focus on chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps. Several ongoing projects investigate epithelium-immune system crosstalk in human tissue and mouse models. The research technologist will primarily be responsible for managing mouse colonies and processing mouse tissue for experimental analysis. Assistance with ongoing projects involving patient tissue samples and cell culture will also be encouraged. Other duties include performing experiments, maintaining and analyzing data, and inventory management.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Will be responsible for mouse colony census, genotyping, and managing breeding strategy.
  • Responsible for independently performing routine research testing and contributing to the general maintenance of the lab, supplies and equipment.
  • Use basic science knowledge to learn techniques/methods of the lab.
  • Perform laboratory experiments by following common protocols or with instruction. This may require techniques associated with molecular biology.
  • Must operate basic laboratory equipment such as centrifuge, pH meter, analytical balance, PCR thermocycler, light microscope, and laminar flow hood. Operates lab computers for data entry and extraction.
  • Administer treatments, sacrifice and dissect animal remains as required.
  • Prepares tissue for study utilizing histochemical, immunologic, and molecular biological techniques.
  • Maintains accurate data records.
  • Will utilize in vivo models in experiments following experimental protocols, monitors animals and maintains health records in accordance with USDA and AALAC guidelines.
  • Complies with biohazard/radiation safety standards through proper handling of potentially hazardous chemical and biological agents and/or radiation courses in the workplace.
  • Completes annual University biohazard/universal precaution/radiation safety training as appropriate.
  • Use sterile techniques to avoid contaminating lab experiments.
  • Use universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers.
  • Prepares solutions, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.
  • Monitor inventory levels, orders material and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, counts orders upon receipt.

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

Preferred Qualifications
  • An ideal applicant should be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience working with mice colonies. 
  • Self-motivated and organized,
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Willing to make a 2-year commitment.



Classified Title: Research Technologist 
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Research Technologist   
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC  
Starting Salary Range: $15.50 - $26.00 HRLY ($45,000 targeted; Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8:30-5:00 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus 
Department name: 10003039-SOM Oto Otolaryngology Research 
Personnel area: School of Medicine 



Total Rewards
The referenced base salary range represents the low and high end of Johns Hopkins University’s salary range for this position. Not all candidates will be eligible for the upper end of the salary range. Exact salary will ultimately depend on multiple factors, which may include the successful candidate's geographic location, skills, work experience, market conditions, education/training and other qualifications. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

Education and Experience Equivalency
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 Completing Studies
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.

Background Checks
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.

Diversity and Inclusion
The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

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.

EEO is the Law

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 For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit

Vaccine Requirements
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 and all other JHU applicants should visit

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.

School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus