The Radiology Department is seeking a Research Technologist who will work under the general supervision of the Laboratory Director and will support investigational laboratory research experiments by following and developing procedures and protocols in molecular imaging and therapy in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University. This is a long-term position and the candidate will work closely with several faculty members and assist in the development and evaluation of agents for molecular imaging and therapy, and conduct validation studies in preclinical small animal models. Individuals with prior experience in mammalian cell culture (sterile technique), cell transfection & transduction techniques, histology & immunohistochemistry (IHC), and small animal handling & surgery, are encouraged to apply.
Experience in molecular biology techniques (RNA and protein extraction, molecular cloning, and western blot) are a plus, but not required. Candidate will be expected to set up experiments based on defined standards, keep clear data records, present data summaries, identify and resolve common problems, and use analytical skills to implement assigned projects. Candidate should be able to work with radioactive materials and have flexibility in working hours. This position will work closely with members of the Nuclear Medicine Division post-doctoral fellows, and faculty members.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Perform tasks associated with mammalian cell culture.
Perform tasks associated with cell-based assays.
Perform tasks associated with cell transfection & cell transduction studies.
Perform tasks associated with histology & immunohistochemistry (IHC).
Perform tasks associated with optical microscopy.
Perform tasks associated with multi-modal molecular imaging.
Perform laboratory experiments with small animal(rodents) models.
Perform small animal (rodents) surgeries.
Follow proper protocols to complete experiments for research studies:
Prepare, test, and maintain standard laboratory equipment.
Use basic science knowledge to learn techniques/methods of the lab.
Train users in standard equipment operation and routine lab techniques and procedures.
Be able to trouble shoot and resolve minor issues that may occur during the study.
Set up for experiments and clean up after they are completed.
Collect project data and help with data analysis.
Recommends revisions to experimental methods based upon observations of the data.
Be able to work on equipment in the lab and trouble shoot any issues that may occur.
Coordinates other services as required for a study procedure.
Interact with faculty, lab and administrative staff, students, postdoctoral fellows, and outside vendors.
Perform related laboratory maintenance, participate in cleaning of common laboratory space/equipment and monitor inventory of supplies.
Responsible for routine operational activities such as reviewing inventory, maintaining up to date records of tests, preventative maintenance of equipment, etc.
Monitors inventory levels, order materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, count orders upon receipt.
Performs miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and consistent basis by the incumbent. It should not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are similar in nature and level of difficulty.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree in Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Chemistry, pharmaceutical science or a related field required.
Some related laboratory work experience is preferred.
Prior laboratory experience with of cell culture, cell transfection & transduction studies, histology & immunohistochemistry, microscopy & microscopic analyses and experience with small animal (rodent) surgery is preferred.
Although laboratory experience performing the above referenced tasks is preferable, candidates with some related post-undergraduate work experience and without prior laboratory work experience and the requisite background will also be considered.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Proficiency in the use of software applications: spreadsheets, word processing and presentation software required.
Outstanding organizational skills required.
Excellent attention to detail skills required.
Must have excellent time management skill.
Ability to manage multiple projects at once, and effectively prioritize each.
Requires outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Working knowledge of cell culture techniques
Working knowledge of mouse handling
Working knowledge of histology & immunohistochemistry
Must adhere to guidelines regarding honest reporting of sensitive and confidential information.
Understands the importance/impact of data integrity in terms of study results, costs, quality of service and scientific research in general.
Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $20.00/hr (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30AM - 5:00PM Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Rad Nuclear Medicine Personnel area: School of Medicine
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