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Job Req ID:  99019

Research Technologist

We are seeking a Research Technologist, this position performs basic and translational research experiments relevant to cancer imaging and therapy in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University. This includes mammalian cell culture (sterile technique), immunohistochemistry (IHC) and small animal (mouse model) work. This position will set up experiments based on defined standards, keep organized records, present and interpret data summaries, identify and resolve common problems using their analytical skills. 

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform tasks associated with the studies of cancer imaging and therapy.
  • Perform laboratory experiments with animal models.
  • Follow proper protocols to complete experiments. Prepare, test, and maintain standard laboratory equipment. Use basic science knowledge to learn techniques/methods established in the lab.
  • Use basic science knowledge to learn techniques/methods of the lab.
  • Train users in standard equipment operation and routine lab techniques and procedures.
  • Be able to and trouble shoot and resolve minor issues that occur during the study that may occur.
  • Set up for experiments and clean up after they are completed.
  • Collect project data and help with data analysis.
  • Recommends revisions to experimental methods based upon observations of the data.
  • Be able to work on equipment in the lab and trouble shoot any issues that may occur.
  • Coordinates other services as required for a study procedure. Interact with faculty, lab and administrative staff, students, postdoctoral fellows, and outside vendors.
  • Perform related laboratory maintenance, participate in cleaning of common laboratory space/equipment and monitor inventory of supplies.
  • Responsible for routine operational activities such as reviewing inventory, maintaining up to date records of tests, preventative maintenance of equipment, etc.
  • Monitors inventory levels, orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, counts orders upon receipt.
  • Performs miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
  • This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and consistent basis by the incumbent. It should not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are similar in nature and level of difficulty.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Proficiency in the use of software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing required.
  • Outstanding organizational skills required.
  • Excellent attention to detail skills required.
  • Must have excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to understand and implement support for clinical trials.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once, and effectively prioritize each.
  • Requires outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must adhere to guidelines regarding honest reporting of sensitive and confidential information. Understands the importance/impact of data integrity in terms of study results, costs, quality of service and scientific research in general. Regular contact with physicians, other health care personnel requires the use of good judgment, tact and sensitivity.

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Individuals with prior experience in mammalian cell culture (sterile technique), immunohistochemistry (IHC) and small animal (mouse model) work are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience with techniques in molecular biology (DNA and RNA manipulation) is preferred but not required.


Classified Title: Research Technologist   
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC  
Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $20.40/Hr (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: m-F 8:30-5:00 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Rad Nuclear Medicine 
Personnel area: School of Medicine 


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:

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.


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


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