Immunogenetics Technologist Trainee

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Job posting number: #7111825

Posted: September 27, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is seeking a Immunogenetics Technologist Trainee who will perform under the direct supervision of the laboratory manager and/or bench supervisor in the Immunogenetics Lab.



Specific Duties & Responsibilities



Develop Laboratory skills in one or more of the following areas

Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) Serology.
In-vitro cellular assays.
DNA Technology (SSP, SSOP).
Blood group serology.
Flow Cytometry.
Luminex based Assays.
ELISA Assays.
Deceased Donor On-call training.
Genotype families.
Prepare reagents accurately.
Maintain quality control of reagents and equipment.
Operate liquid nitrogen freezer and controlled rate cell freezer.
Perform computer data entry.
Tabulate, analyze and report issues.
Perform meticulous record keeping.
Learn to trouble shoot problems when they arise during technical procedures.
Learn to tech techniques and principles.
Able to demonstrate competencies at end of one year.


Specific Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing) up to 70% of the time.
Occasionally required to traverse throughout the laboratory or to retrieve equipment, supplies, or specimens from other locations on campus.
The employee is required to operate computer keyboard, laboratory instruments, and small laboratory tools such as pipettes, cutting instruments, glass tubes, dishes, and/or slides. Constantly repositions self to perform duties at laboratory work stations, gathering specimens, and loading equipment.
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).


Laboratory Environment

Exposure to toxins and infectious agents exist, but potential for personal injury or harm is minimized if established safety and health precautions are followed.
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, radiation protocols, and other bio-hazardous materials.
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 (in the laboratory or on campus (specify).
May be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with proper training, or precautions/lifting aides (example: supply boxes or Formalin cubes). In some areas work space is limited.
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.


*Rotating on-call, weekend, or pager duties are required. Many department laboratories operate 24/7 with schedules on day, evening, or night shift. Rotating schedules which may include weekend work and holiday assignment. (Overtime possible when authorized/needed to meet business and patient needs).



Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in biological science.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience.

* 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.



Preferred Qualifications
One course in genetics, Immunology.



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