Laboratory Technician

Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD (30+ days ago)4.1

Classified Title: Laboratory Technician
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CB
Starting Salary Range: $11.95 - $16.43
Employee group: Casual / On Call
Schedule: M-F, 8:30am -5:00pm, as needed
Employee subgroup: S1 Hrly Non-Exmpt
Location: 720 Rutland Ave
Department name: 10003187-SOM Plastic Surgery
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The Laboratory Technician will provide key experimental and organizational support to the daily activities of the lab. This individual will work under the close supervision of the Scientific Director of the VCA Lab and Preceptor. Laboratory activities include support and execution of in vivo microsurgical transplant animal models, in vitro tests or neurodegeneration, and functional outcome testing. Typically works with biohazardous materials.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:
Assist with basic science and translational research protocols within the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Analyze and prepare the data for manuscript(s) to be submitted at the end of the employment.

Involved with ongoing in vivo and in vitro projects involving immune regulation and neuroregeneration in vascularized composite allotransplantation that is occurring in the department basic science laboratory.

Conducts a variety of experiments where methodologies are established including tissue harvesting, isolation of cell population, cell culture, preparation of samples for flow cytometry, DNA extraction, PCR, RT-PCR, and develops or assists in the development of new techniques as needed.

Assists in generating and analyzing data for grant submission and/or publication.

Attends required weekly didactic research meetings.

Prepares, cleans, sterilizes, and maintains laboratory equipment, glassware and instruments used in research experiments.

Monitors inventory levels and orders material and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Prepares solution, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.

Works collaboratively with research fellows, post-docs, medical students, and other laboratory personnel and is keen to troubleshoot.

Responsible for guaranteeing proper function of lab equipment and instruments, making minor adjustments as required.

Minimum qualifications:
High School diploma or GED, with some science coursework.

Preferred qualifications:
Training Certificate from Technical Institute preferred; Experience in a biological laboratory

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Lab Skills: Experience in using micropipettes and sterile tissue culture techniques; working with various chemicals and familiar with safety compliance; experience in molecular techniques (like ELISA, PCR); very proficient at making dilutions; working with enzyme reactions; experience with handling rodents.

Microsurgical Skills: Basic microsurgical skills in rodents

Computer Skills: Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint; Basic experience using Microsoft Office

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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