Research Technologist

Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
Classified Title: Research Technologist

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

Starting Salary Range: $13.73 – $18.87

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: Mon-Fri 40 hrs

Employee subgroup: Salaried Non-exmt

Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus

Department name: 10002717-SOM Ane Research

Personnel area: School of Medicine

General summary/purpose:

The Research Technologist will be joining a multidisciplinary group working in the cutting-edge area of exploring the role of bitter taste receptor function in cystic fibrosis, experimenting with both human and animal models. The goal of the research is to evaluate pathobiological changes of cystic fibrosis on bitter taste receptor function affecting airway immunity and hyper-reactive airway disease. These projects are in collaboration with experts in pulmonology, cystic fibrosis, and biomechanical engineering using novel laboratory techniques. This research is funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation grant and Johns Hopkins StAAR research grants.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

* Use basic science knowledge to learn techniques/methods of the lab.

* Perform laboratory tasks and complete routine assays following common or established protocols and procedures.

* Perform laboratory experiments by following common protocols or with instruction and complete measurements assigned.

* Set-up experiments based on defined standards.

* Animal surgery including tissue extraction and process tissue (sectioning) for immunohistochemistry, microscopy, precision lung slice, and cell culture.

* Gain problem solving skills through progressive training, understanding of the research and experience.

* Identify and resolves common problems involved in routine research assays.

* Understand the role of senior lab members and accepts constructive guidance.

* Increase own skill base and knowledge of lab research and relevant assays.

* Train users in standard equipment operation and routine lab techniques and procedures.

* Collect project data, organize/collate and analyze data.

* Prepare, test, and maintain standard laboratory equipment.

* Perform related laboratory maintenance, participate in cleaning rotation of common laboratory space/equipment and monitor inventory of supplies.

* This description is a general statement of required duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field and some experience.

Preferred qualifications:

Research experience in any of these areas are highly desired but not required: (1) epithelial and airway smooth muscle cell culture, (2) Tissue sectioning and immunohistochemistry, (3) Basic microscopy, (4) animal handling and surgery.

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

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