Research Technologist

Updated: about 18 hours ago
Location: Baltimore, MARYLAND

The Department of Ophthalmology is currently searching for a full time Research Technologist.  Under the supervision of a faculty investigator, the Research Technologist is responsible for performing analysis on animal and human eyes and cultured cell lines, stem cell lines, and induced pluripotent stem cell lines (iPSCs). Will be responsible for drug treatments of rats and mice. Work requires basic use of scientific methods, procedures, and techniques gained through previous training and experience.  Uses basic understanding of the theory behind experiments and applied basic analytical skills to implement assigned projects, and to identify and trouble-shoot situations needing special attention.

Specific duties and responsibilities:

Follows established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic and/RNase-free technique to perform laboratory procedures which may include: cell and particle separation and characterization; cell culture; histology; processing human, mouse, and rat eyes for immunohistochemistry; performing immunohistochemistry; confocal microscopy; image analysis; and assisting in eye surgeries on laboratory animals.  Will utilize in vivo animal models and be responsible for handling mice and rats, anesthetizing them for procedures, assist in surgical procedures, perform electroretinograms (ERGs), maintain diabetic animals (blood tests each week and injection of insulin), and treating them with drugs. Monitors inventory levels, orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, counts orders upon receipt, stores materials delivered properly, and enters received materials in database.

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, or related fields required.

Preferred qualifications: Some related post-undergraduate or undergraduate work experience with rodents preferred.

Role/Level/Range: ACRO/2/CC

Starting Salary Range: $13.73-$18.87 an hour, commensurate with experience

Position: Full time

Department: Ophthalmology

Work Schedule (hours/days): Monday-Friday/8:30-5:00pm/40

Work Location: East Baltimore Medical Campus

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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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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