The Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology is seeking a qPCR Research Technologist who is in charge of performing daily sample extractions, quantitative PCR and digital droplet PCR runs, data analysis, maintenance of PCR robots and inventory of related reagents. The individual will also be responsible for training new lab members in these techniques and answering enquiries from all lab members. The Research technologist is responsible for the organization of all PCR related reagents and all study data.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Maintains detailed working knowledge of all assigned protocols as they relate to sample preparation and PCR applications.
Maintains electronic or hard copy binder for all samples assessed in each study and accurate data records.
Maintains quality control records.
Reports to the PIs and consults with the Laboratory managers.
Inventory management: monitors supply inventory levels, orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, documents orders upon receipt.
Initiates the process for equipment repair when needed.
Demonstrates highly developed communication and interpersonal skills.
Informs the PI in a timely manner when difficult problems, unusual development or activities occur.
Demonstrates the ability to relate well and work well with all levels of staff.
Demonstrates the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously to meet deadlines
Participates in the development and implementation of lab goals and objectives.
Participates in problem-solving process based in comprehensive analysis of situations while demonstrating the use of a logical, reasoned, factual and systematic approach.
Recognizes limitations and seeks help from appropriate resources when needed.
Maintain and make minor adjustments to equipment, e.g. calibrating, alignment.
Uses various software applications to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports.
Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision once trained.
Additional lab related responsibilities as required by PI.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field.
* Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Previous experience in basic molecular biology lab practices.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Working knowledge of basic PCR techniques.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is essential.
Strong interpersonal skills, including both written and oral communication.
Good organizational and time management skills.
The ability to work independently and reliably with minimal supervision.
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: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Comp Med Retrovirus Bio Laboratory Personnel area: School of Medicine
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at [email protected]. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.
The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.
Equal Opportunity Employer Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.