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Job Req ID:  103858

Research Technologist

We are seeking a Research Technologist. Under the general supervision of a faculty investigator, the Research Technologist will be responsible for performing routine experiments in a research laboratory and contributing to general maintenance of the laboratory, equipment and supplies. The individual will carry out experiments under the initial supervision until proficient in performing experiments independently. An ideal candidate will be motivated to learn new skills, including small animal (mouse) care, handling and procedures, cell culture experiments. They will perform lab procedures including mouse experiments, protein isolation and assay, qPCR, DNA and RNA extractions, sample processing and storage, data entry, presentations of results to other researchers, and some data analysis procedures.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Small animal (mouse) handling and procedures.
  • Maintain cell lines in tissue culture environment following established protocols.
  • Protein isolation and assay via Western Blotting.
  • Bacterial culture, Nucleic acid isolation.
  • Quantitative RT-PCR (qPCR).
  • Immunoblotting, Immunostaining.
  • Fluorescence microscopy.
  • Enzyme activity assay.
  • Reagent preparation.
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret research data using computer software applications.
  • Prepare summary of experimental protocols and relevant data to present/discuss with the faculty investigator.
  • Apply previous knowledge to troubleshoot experiment.
  • Keep a thorough and organized laboratory notebook to document experiments.
  • Maintain an orderly laboratory workspace.
  • Ensures laboratory efficiency by following set protocols for lab cleanliness, organization, and safety regulations.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time.
  • Communication skills using the spoken word.
  • Ability to see and hear within normal parameters, manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.



Classified Title: Research Technologist 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC  
Starting Salary Range: $15.00-$20.40-$25.50 HRLY (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM DOM Cardiology 
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:

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.


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