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Job Req ID:  187

Research Technologist

Range: CC

Level: 2

Salary: $13.46 - $18.50

Status: Full Time

School: School of Medicine

Location: Johns Hopkins at Eastern

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD



General Description


Under the general supervision of a faculty investigator, is responsible for performing routine analyses and tests on animal tissues or cultured cell lines. Work requires basic use of scientific methods, procedures and techniques gained through previous training and/or experience. Uses basic understanding of theory behind experiments and applies basic analytical skills to implement assigned projects, and to identify and trouble-shoot situations needing special attention.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Follows established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments which includes: basic tissue culture, electrophoretic separations, assays, basic molecular biology, or other specialized histology and biological science techniques.
  • Operates basic laboratory equipment such as centrifuge, pH meter, analytical balance, incubator, scintillation counter, spectrophotometer, light microscope, and/or utilizes laminar flow hood.
  • Operates lab computers for data entry.
  • A major responsibility will be to organize and maintain unique mouse models of common metabolic disorders.
  • The specific responsibilities including breeding, genotyping and phenotyping these mouse transgenic lines.
  • May utilize in vivo models in experiments.
  • Follows 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.
  • Bleeds and injects animals according to protocols.
  • Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, electronic mail, World Wide Web, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or test reports.
  • Maintains primary cell lines through procedures which may include passaging, cryopreservation, transfection and/or cloning.
  • Maintains and makes minor adjustments to equipment, e.g. calibrating, alignment. 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.


Computer or other special needs for the position


15% Degree of independent action performed on the job.

65% Internal and external contacts required as part of the job: 20%



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


Preferred Qualifications

Some related post-undergraduate work experience.

Good verbal and written communication skills.

School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus

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