The Laboratory Technician at the Translational Tissue Engineering Center (TTEC) at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will participate in the development and animal evaluation of novel materials, chemistries, and/or drug delivery strategies for the treatment of immune disorders in the laboratory of Dr. Joshua Doloff. The Doloff laboratory research focuses on the interface of biomaterials science, biotechnology and therapeutics.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include performing animal studies in rodents, implanting of materials/devices (controls and treated), taking blood samples or glucose measurements, whole-animal imaging, retrieval of devices, histology, fluorescent staining and microscopy, Flow/FACS analysis, and potentially device fabrication. Candidate would also maintain daily logs/basic records of methodologies and test results. With supervision, may summarize data and interpret results using descriptive statistics and basic hypothesis testing. May write standard operating procedures for documentation and make informal presentations of these procedures to others in the lab. Performs literature searches and library investigations as they relate to the research and/or as assigned. Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
This is a one-year assignment with the option to extend based upon continued funding and satisfactory job performance.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
High School Diploma/GED.
Bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Biochemistry, Life Science, Chemistry or a related scientific field. Basic laboratory experience and experience performing animal studies. Background in cell culture, tissue engineering, polymer chemistry, or molecular biology.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Meticulous attention to detail.
Practiced documentation skills and comfortable summarizing and reporting results to researchers.
Exhibit commitment to exceeding quality standards, providing exceptional services, and producing accurate and high-quality work.
Awareness of basic safety issues and able to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment.
Classified Title: Laboratory Technician Working Title: Laboratory Technician Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB Starting Salary Range: $13.00 - $16.93 per hour Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday through Friday Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002763-SOM BME Cell and Tissue Engineering Personnel area: School of Medicine
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