A Research Technologist is needed to manage the daily operations of a gnotobiotic mouse facility serving the needs of multi-disciplinary researchers on the Johns Hopkins campus. Individual will maintain, organize and keep records on germ free mouse colonies being used for biomedical research within flexible film and isocage gnotobiotic isolators. Role also involves animal weighing, performance of daily health checks, tail biopsies, ear notching or tagging, collection of blood, feces or urine, injections, administration of special diets and/or medications and assisting research personnel with termination of experiments.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Maintains records on animal location, care and facility environmental conditions.
Perform facility maintenance, including cleaning, sanitization and sterilization of laboratory surfaces, equipment and supplies as scheduled.
Receives and maintains adequate stock of animal care and research supplies.
Follows and regularly evaluates facility procedures, equipment, and physical areas to optimize animal welfare, personnel safety, and the conduct of research as needed.
Follow standard operation procedures and policies, communicates with facility manager and director about needed modifications
Interacts with veterinary staff to ensure animal welfare.
Provides training to faculty, staff, post docs, students, and visiting scientists as needed.
May be required to carry a cellphone and be on call after hours.
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred. Experience in mouse colony maintenance, in vivo models, handling and dosing of rodents and rodent necropsy is desired Experience with sterile technique, basic microbiology and PCR preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong technical and communication skills; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to work collaboratively in a research environment with individuals of varying educational and professional backgrounds (e.g., Animal Technicians, Veterinarians, Research Technicians, and Principal Investigators), a positive attitude and the ability to work as part of a team are crucial. Demonstrated effective problem solving. Ability to adapt to changing priorities.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Working Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: $14.14 - $19.44 / commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M - F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001154-W Harry Feinstone Dpt Molec Mblgy Imlgy Personnel area: School of Public Health
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