The Research Technologist follows and assists in the development of laboratory protocols. Will perform laboratory tests utilizing requisite lab equipment and instruments, making adjustments as required. Typically works with biohazardous materials. Performs laboratory tests and/or experiments, which may include various assays, specialized techniques such as study specific microbiology (e.g. culture and identifications of specific bacteria), ELISA, immunoblot methods, electrophoresis, PCR, qPCR and basic tissue culture, following established procedures or protocols.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Operates requisite laboratory equipment and instruments: keeps laboratory notebook; maintains and makes minor adjustments to equipment. Responsible for routine laboratory maintenance, preparing solutions, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures and ordering supplies.
Prepares sterile media such as agar in plates, jars, or test tubes for use in growing bacterial cultures. Uses sterile techniques to avoid contaminating lab experiments. Prepares, cleans, sterilizes, and maintains laboratory equipment, glassware, and instruments used in research experiments.
Monitors supply inventory levels, orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, counts orders upon receipt.
Work produced is subject to precise measures of quantity and quality
Uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens. Complies with biohazard/radiation safety standards through proper handling of potentially hazardous chemical and biological agents and/or radiation sources in the workplace. Completes annual university biohazard/universal precaution / radiation safety training, as appropriate.
Maintains lab specimen inventories.
Works with supervisor to develop, optimize and implement laboratory assay protocols.
Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision. Makes decisions and establishes work priorities on essential procedure-oriented operations.
Requires International travel to train collaborators in laboratory techniques.
Minimum Qualifications (Required)
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
Two (2) years relevant laboratory experience preferred.
Some related post-undergraduate work.
Ability to multi-task and communicate effectively
International travel to train collaborators in laboratory techniques (1-3 times a year).
Classified Title: Research Technologist Working Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $29,411 - $40, 435 /Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday /40 hours per week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001140-Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University
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