Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 108471-en_US
The Department of Neurology is seeking a Research Technologist. The Research Technologist, under the general supervision of a faculty investigator or laboratory supervisor, is responsible for performing routine analyses and tests on animal or human fluids and/or tissue to study the causes and pathology of Multiple Sclerosis. Work requires basic use of scientific methods, procedures and techniques gained through previous training and experience. This position 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.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- Follows established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to perform experiments associated with immunology, serology and/or virology.
- These may require basic blood separation, labeling and assay methods such as ELISA, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, MACs bead isolations and other associated specialized laboratory methods including tissue culture and molecular biology techniques.
- May also perform separation, identification and purification methods for identifying cell populations.
- Operates basic laboratory equipment such as centrifuge, pH meter, analytical balance, scintillation counter, spectrophotometer, light microscope, and/or utilize laminar flow hood.
- May also utilize sophisticated instrumentation such as flow cytometer, thermocycler, and spectrophotometer. Operates lab computers for data entry.
- May utilize in vivo models in experiments. Following experimental protocols, monitors animals and maintains health record in accordance with USDA and AALAC guidelines. Sacrifices and dissects animal tissues as required.
- Prepares tissue for study utilizing histochemical techniques. Maintains accurate data records. Maintains and makes minor adjustments to equipment, e.g. calibrating, alignment.
- Prepares solutions, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.
- Monitors inventory levels, orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, counts orders upon receipt.
- Bachelor's Degree in biology, Chemistry or related field.
- Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
Classified Title: Research Technologist
Starting Salary Range: $15.00-$20.40-$25.50 HRLY (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM Neuro Neuroimmunology
Personnel area: School of Medicine
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/
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.
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