Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
General Job Description:
The Cancer Genomics Laboratory at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center Department of Oncology is seeking applicants for a Research Technologist position in the Division of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics. The lab studies cancer genomics, liquid biopsy approaches for detection of cancer, and early detection of cancer with the goal of translating research from bench to bedside. The Research Technologist will work under the supervision of a faculty investigator or postdoctoral fellow and will be responsible for laboratory maintenance and molecular biology experiments to support the ongoing projects in the lab. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual with excellent work ethic and organizational skills.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintaining laboratory equipment, stocks, and supplies
Tracking and accessioning orders
Managing supply and reagent stocks
Preparing laboratory solutions and reagents
Coordinating biospecimen retrieval and accessioning
Organizing sample and clinical data databases
Conducting clinical chart review
Following established procedures and protocols to support lab projects
Implementing basic understanding of theory behind experiments to carry out protocols and identify and trouble-shoot obstacles
Performing molecular biology experiments:
DNA extraction from biospecimens including plasma, buffy coat, and tumor tissue
Library preparation for next-generation sequencing
Nucleic acid quantification
Recording data resulting from molecular biology experiments
Analyzing data from molecular biology experiments
Communicating with lab members to coordinate work, share progress, and identify areas in need of troubleshooting
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field required.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience in a comparable laboratory, or a significant independent research project, not related to normal course requirements preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience with Microsoft Office applications, email, spreadsheet work, graphing.
Classified title: Research Technologist
Working title: Research Technologist
Role/Level/Range: ACRO 40/E/02/CC
Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Fulltime
Employee Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Monday-Friday –8:30am-5:00pm 40hrs/Wk
Location: SOM Campus – Baltimore, MD
Department name: 10002942-SOM Onc Breast and Ovarian Cancer
Personnel area (School): SOM – School of Medicine
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