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Research Technologist

Company: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Req ID: 57518

Research Technologist

General summary/purpose: In this HIV-1 laboratory working at the interface of the nervous and immune systems, the candidate will utilize their solid foundation in molecular and cellular biology and basic laboratory techniques. Expertise working with rodents is preferred. The candidate should be capable of exercising independent judgment while participating in the planning of experiments and interpreting results. Works effectively as a team-member and exhibits excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Will provide training to other individuals assigned to the laboratory on a regular or temporary basis. May be assigned an independent project and participate in the creation of manuscripts.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Handling and injection of mice with HIV-1.
  • Isolation of peripheral blood lymphocytes and monocytes from human blood. Perform in vitro infection studies with HIV-1.
  • Propagates cell lines, performs transfection of eukaryotic cells, and transduction of cells with recombinant viral vectors.
  • Performs general molecular biology techniques such as cloning, PCR, and Western blotting. Performs specialized histology techniques such as confocal microscopy and characterize cell populations using flow cytometry.
  • Capable of learning software programs for quantitative image analyses.
  • Monitors inventory levels and proper storage of materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

  • BS/BA, or equivalent, in the biological sciences or related field required.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year undergraduate experience in a laboratory performing relevant techniques.
  • Be willing to work under Biohazard Level 2 Safety conditions with HIV-1.
  • Display willingness to learn and implement new technologies and work in a self-motivated fashion. Occasional irregular work hours consistent with rodent research needs may be required.

Classified Title: Research Technologist

Working Title: Research Technologist

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC

Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus

Department name: 10003522-SOM Neuro Neuroimmunology

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 HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

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.

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