Research Technologist

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Job posting number: #7111823

Posted: September 27, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Pathology Department is looking for a Research Technologist to perform clinical and/or research laboratory experiments by following established procedures and protocols or with instruction. Uses basic science knowledge to learn techniques/methods of the lab. Runs lab tests and completes measurements as assigned. Identifies and resolves common problems and uses analytical skills to implement assigned projects. Understands the role of senior lab members and accepts constructive guidance. Sets-up experiments based on defined standards. Collects and maintains project data.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Performs clinical and/or research lab tests and experiments.
Follows established procedures and protocols, utilize appropriate techniques to perform laboratory tests and/or experiments which may include development of immunological assay and handling of animal, cell culture, as well as biological technology.
Exchanges routine information in an appropriate manner requiring good oral and written communication.
Regular interaction with students, vendors, post-doctoral fellows, faculty members, and other clinical fellows.
Responsible for routine operational activities such as ordering supplies and materials, reviewing inventory, maintaining up to date records of tests, etc.
Conducts preventive maintenance of equipment to include maintaining and troubleshooting equipment, making routine repairs or notifying service personnel when more complex problems occur.
Performs general lab housekeeping and maintaining safety records.
Performs miscellaneous related duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may remain in a stationary position (sitting) up to 80% of the time and standing/walking at 80%.
The employee is required to use hands/fingers to touch, type and/or feel. Will operate computer keyboard, and/or laboratory instruments, small laboratory tools such as pipettes, cutting instruments, glass tubes, dishes, and/or slides.
Prolonged vision requirements including viewing computer screen, paper reports/documents charts and results.
Visual acuity is required to distinguish fine gradation of color or structure and closely examine specimens (including via a microscope) for laboratory positions.
Position is primarily in a laboratory environment where exposure to toxins and infectious agents exist, but potential for personal injury or harm is minimized if established safety and health precautions are followed for assigned work areas.
Must refer to and are expected to comply with procedure manuals, follow proper laboratory protocols and safety policy/procedures, and be familiar with material data safety sheets in assigned work areas.
Able to read and understand all Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) guidelines applicable to assigned work area.
Working in laboratory where there may be discomforts due to odors, noise, temperature fluctuations, and working around lab equipment.
Research areas may include animal, human, human products, DNA, and radiation protocols.
Clinical Research and patient care duties may require direct interaction with patients at all levels of health or illness; including those noted with precautions/contagious symptoms or disease. Use of personal protective equipment may be advised or required.
May transport equipment and supplies usually less than 40 pounds from one area to another including laboratory supplies or luggage.
May be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with proper training, or precautions/lifting aides. In some areas work space is limited.
While most of our positions require on-site presence; where positions are approved for alternate work locations (remote work) – specific expectations will be outlined and documented; and the safety of work environment, security of work information, and productivity measures are regularly reviewed with employees and subject to on-going approval by management. Staff should be aware of and report other remote work implications and requirements that may impact them or the organization.
Staff may be required to complete annual competency review, and must insure compliance with Johns Hopkins Policy, Laboratory Policy & Procedure, Health, Safety & Environment regulations, and all applicable privacy & confidentiality laws/practices. Annual training and testing requirements.
Some areas maintain 24/7 operations and may require rotating shifts, evening, overnight, weekend, or holiday schedules. Some areas require on-call duties.

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

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