Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Under the general supervision of the Laboratory Manager, the research technologist position is available to support investigational clinical/research laboratory experiments by following and developing procedures and protocols in cancer imaging and therapy in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University. We are seeking a dedicated research technologist for this long-term position.
Candidate will work closely with several faculty members and assist in the development and evaluation of agents for cancer imaging and therapy, and conduct validation studies in preclinical models. Individuals with prior experience in animal work, mammalian cell culture (sterile technique), and Immunohistochemistry (IHC) are encouraged to apply.
Experience in molecular Biology techniques (RNA and protein extraction, molecular cloning, and western blot) is preferred but not required. Candidate will be expected to set up experiments based on defined standards, keep clear data records, present data summaries, identify and resolve common problems, and uses analytical skills to implement assigned projects.
Candidate should be able to work with radioactive materials and have flexibility in working hours.
This position will work closely with members of the Nuclear Medicine Division post-doctoral fellows, and faculty members.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Perform tasks associated with the study of cancer imaging
Perform laboratory experiments with animal models
Follow proper protocols to complete experiments for research study Prepare, test, and maintain standard laboratory equipment. Use basic science knowledge to learn techniques/methods of the lab
Use basic science knowledge to learn techniques/methods of the lab
Train users in standard equipment operation and routine lab techniques and procedures
Be able to and trouble shoot and resolve minor issues that occur during the study that may occur
Set up for experiments and clean up after they are completed
Collect project data and help with data analysis
Recommends revisions to experimental methods based upon observations of the data
Be able to work on equipment in the lab and trouble shoot any issues that may occur
Coordinates other services as required for a study procedure. Interact with faculty, lab and administrative staff, students, postdoctoral fellows, and outside vendors
Perform related laboratory maintenance, participate in cleaning of common laboratory space/equipment and monitor inventory of supplies
Responsible for routine operational activities such as reviewing inventory, maintaining up to date records of tests, preventative maintenance of equipment, etc.
Monitors inventory levels, orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, counts orders upon receipt
Performs miscellaneous related duties as assigned
This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and consistent basis by the incumbent. It should not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are similar in nature and level of difficulty.
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or related field required.
Some related laboratory work experience is preferred.
Prior laboratory experience with radioactive material, laboratory tools and equipment such as HPLC, microscopic analyses and experience with small rodent imaging is preferred.
Although experience in a comparable laboratory performing animal surgery etc. is preferable, candidates with some related post-undergraduate work experience and without prior laboratory work experience and the requisite background will also be considered.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Proficiency in the use of software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing required.
Outstanding organizational skills required.
Excellent attention to detail skills required.
Must have excellent time management skill.
Ability to understand and implement support for clinical trials.
Ability to manage multiple projects at once, and effectively prioritize each.
Requires outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications - Specific Requirements:
Must adhere to guidelines regarding honest reporting of sensitive and confidential information. Understands the importance/impact of data integrity in terms of study results, costs, quality of service and scientific research in general. Regular contact with physicians, other health care personnel requires the use of good judgment, tact and sensitivity.
Physical requirements for the job:
Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Working Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44/hr; Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm, Up to 40 hrs/ week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003169-SOM Rad Nuclear Medicine Personnel area: School of Medicine
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