The Research Technologist position is available to work in an Otolaryngology department laboratory at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Andrew Lane’s laboratory at JHU is looking to hire a full-time research technologist to start in early 2021. Our lab seeks to understand the cellular, molecular, and immunological mechanisms underlying epithelial innate immunity and upper airway inflammation, as well as olfactory loss, with specific areas of focus on chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps and on COVID-19. Several ongoing projects investigate epithelium-immune system crosstalk in human tissue and mouse models, utilizing differentiated cell cultures and novel sinonasal organoid models, including studies of epithelial immune defense against viral infection and smell loss associated with sinusitis and COVID-19. The research technologist will primarily be responsible for processing patient tissue samples and maintaining cell culture, but are encouraged to assist with ongoing projects. Other duties include performing experiments, maintaining and analyzing data, and inventory management.
The primary duties include, but are not limited to the following: Will be responsible for independently performing routine research testing and contributing to the general maintenance of the lab, supplies and equipment.
Use basic science knowledge to learn techniques/methods of the lab.
Perform laboratory experiments by following common protocols or with instruction.
This may require techniques associated with molecular biology.
May also be responsible for tissue bank inventory and management.
Must operate basic laboratory equipment such as centrifuge, pH meter, analytical balance, spectrophotometer, light microscope, and utilizes laminar flow hood.
Operates lab computers for data entry and extraction.
Will utilize in vivo models in experiments following experimental protocols, monitors animals and maintains health records in accordance with USDA and AALAC guidelines.
Administer treatments, sacrifice and dissect animal remains as required.
Prepares tissue for study utilizing histochemical techniques.
Maintains accurate data records.
Complies with biohazard/radiation safety standards through proper handling of potentially hazardous chemical and biological agents and/or radiation courses in the workplace.
Completes annual University biohazard/universal precaution/radiation safety training as appropriate.
Use sterile techniques to avoid contaminating lab experiments.
Use universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers.
Prepares solutions, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.
Monitor inventory levels, orders material and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, counts orders upon receipt.
Assist in the coordination of the Clinical/Translational Research Program in Head and Neck Cancer through several sponsored therapeutic clinical trials which may require interacting with patients and obtaining patient consents and tissue specimens.
Bachelor's degree (BS/BA) in biology, chemistry or related field required.
Some related post undergraduate work experience preferred.
Able to work independently and as part of a team, be self-motivated and organized, have excellent communication skills, and be willing to make a 2-year commitment.
Classified title: Research Technologist
Working title: Research Technologist
Role/Level/Range: ACRO 40/E/02/CC
Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44 (commensurate with experience)
Location: Rangos 540 - 855 N Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD
Department name: 10003039-SOM Oto Otolaryngology Research
Personnel area (School): SOM – School of Medicine
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