The laboratory of Dr. Deok-Ho Kim in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated Research Technologist to help support research in human induced pluripotent stem cells pluripotent stem cell culture and differentiation for disease modeling, drug efficacy/safety screening, regenerative medicine, space biology studies.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
The Kim Lab wishes to recruit a qualified individual to support our group's research. The Research Technologist will become proficient in novel and modern methods of human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) culture and differentiation and have access to state-of-the-art resources and equipment, and contribute to high-impact research at the interface of engineering and medicine. The candidate should have a solid foundation in basic laboratory techniques and the underlying science. Significant contributions which lead to authorship on publications and oral/poster presentation of novel data will be highly encouraged. Responsibilities include:
Works under the supervision of senior laboratory personnel, the principal investigator, and the lab manager.
Under initial supervision and training of the faculty investigator and senior lab members, follows established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to perform experiments which will include:
Human pluripotent stem cell culture and differentiation and experiments for cardiac tissue engineering.
Performing related general duties such as ordering supplies, general lab housekeeping, and maintaining safety records.
Operating and maintenance of lab equipment and supplies.
Documenting and reporting all experimental results.
Maintaining and troubleshooting equipment, routine repairs or notifying service personnel when more complex problems occur.
Other duties as assigned.
The Work will Involve a Wide Range of Techniques including:
Human pluripotent stem cell culture and differentiation.
Tissue fabrication and functional analysis.
Immunostaining and histology.
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.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience in molecular and cell biology.
Experience in wet lab bench work, which should include experience with creating iPS cell lines, human stem cell culture and differentiation, tissue engineering, flow cytometry, and histology.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
This work requires precision and attention to detail.
Individual should have strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Must have the ability to read and interpret direction, both oral and written, organize and prioritize work and follow through on assignments.
Must be able to work successfully as part of a team in a dynamic laboratory.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30am-5pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM BME Cardiovascular Systems Personnel area: School of Medicine
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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