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Job Req ID:  54404

Research Technologist

General Job Description:

The Cancer Genomics Laboratory at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center Department of Oncology is seeking applicants for a Research Technologist position in the Division of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics.  The lab studies cancer genomics, liquid biopsy approaches for detection of cancer, and early detection of cancer with the goal of translating research from bench to bedside.  The Research Technologist will work under the supervision of a faculty investigator or postdoctoral fellow and will be responsible for laboratory maintenance and molecular biology experiments to support the ongoing projects in the lab.  The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual with excellent work ethic and organizational skills. 


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining laboratory equipment, stocks, and supplies
  • Tracking and accessioning orders
  • Managing supply and reagent stocks
  • Preparing laboratory solutions and reagents
  • Coordinating biospecimen retrieval and accessioning
  • Organizing sample and clinical data databases
  • Conducting clinical chart review
  • Following established procedures and protocols to support lab projects
  • Implementing basic understanding of theory behind experiments to carry out protocols and identify and trouble-shoot obstacles

Performing molecular biology experiments:

  • DNA extraction from biospecimens including plasma, buffy coat, and tumor tissue
  • Library preparation for next-generation sequencing
  • Nucleic acid quantification
  • Recording data resulting from molecular biology experiments
  • Analyzing data from molecular biology experiments
  • Communicating with lab members to coordinate work, share progress, and identify areas in need of troubleshooting


Minimum Qualifications:

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


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some related post-undergraduate work experience in a comparable laboratory, or a significant independent research project, not related to normal course requirements preferred.


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications, email, spreadsheet work, graphing.


Classified title: Research Technologist

Working title: Research Technologist

Role/Level/Range: ACRO 40/E/02/CC

Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44 (commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Fulltime

Employee Status: Non-Exempt

Schedule: Monday-Friday – 8:30am-5:00pm 40hrs/Wk

Location: SOM Campus – Baltimore, MD

Department name: 10002942-SOM Onc Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Personnel area (School): SOM – School of Medicine



The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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