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Job No. 140658

  • Job Title:
  • Research Technologist
  • Employer:
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Location:
  • Baltimore , MD
  • Posting Date:
  • 13-Mar-2019
  • Description:
  • General Summary/Purpose:

    The Research Technologist is shared by three biological research laboratories. The technician will assist three PIs to manage and maintain their laboratories for an active research environment. One third of the time will also be used to maintain research animals, specifically mouse colonies for one laboratory.

    Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

    Primary duties and responsibilities include managing and maintaining supplies and lab environment, upholding biosafety regulations, making and receiving purchase orders and organizing and archiving receipts, etc., for three labs consisting of a total of about 15 people. Primary duties and responsibilities for animal maintenance include mouse genotyping, organizing mouse colony records, and importing/exporting mouse colonies. A willingness to work with mice is necessary and a basic understanding of molecular biology principles is recommended.

    Lab Maintenance and Management:

    Stock and maintain lab chemicals.
    Maintain common lab supplies, purchase, and make and receive purchase records.
    Perform basic accounting tasks (weekly) includes collecting receipts, allocating funds on the PIs’ weekly statements, and working with the finance office to solve any accounting issues relating to lab expenses.
    Archive lab documents.
    Dispose laboratory, specifically chemical waste.
    Follow and enforce all laboratory safety protocols.
    Prepare the labs (Kuruvilla, DiRuggiero and Zhao labs) for weekly lab safety inspections, the annual safety inspection, and semi-annual Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) inspection.
    Update and maintain the animal care and use protocol.
    Update and maintain all annual updates and registrations for the Kuruvilla, DiRuggiero, and Zhao labs.
    Coordinate maintenance of equipment.
    General laboratory upkeep.
    Animal Maintenance and Management:

    Manage and maintain wild-type and mutant mouse colonies including bookkeeping mouse database, weaning, ear tagging, tail sample collection.
    Perform PCR genotyping and breeding of mice to maintain mouse colonies for laboratory experiments.
    Complete daily animal checks (check food/water levels and the mouse health).
    Other Responsibilities Include:

    Train users on equipment, lab procedures and techniques.
    Perform other duties as needed.
    Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

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

    Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
    Previous lab experience is helpful, but not required. Some post-undergraduate work experience is preferred.
    Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    A willingness to work with mice is necessary and a basic understanding of molecular biology principles is recommended.
    Excellent organization skills are essential.
    Ability to exercise professional judgment and good written and oral communication skills are desired.
    A basic understanding of molecular biology principles is recommended.
    Balances, pH meters, spectrophotometers, centrifuges, ultracentrifuges, PCR machines, tissue culture equipment, microscopes, computers (Mac and PC).
    The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

    If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

    The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

    During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

    The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

  •  Contact information:
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Baltimore, MD 21218
  • United States
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