Research Technologist
Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

Posted in Education and Training


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Research Technologist
The Department of Genetic Medicine is seeking a Research Technologist who will be responsible for sample handling, planning and executing molecular genetics tests (i.e., genotyping or sequencing) on large numbers of DNA samples.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Barcode and enter sample associated information into the database.
  • Transfer DNA samples into 96-well plate format.
  • Receive and prepare deepwell DNA stock plates and create working DNA plates.
  • Determine concentration and volume of DNA samples using various instruments.
  • Dilute samples to working concentrations.
  • Maintain and monitor inventory of all in-house DNA samples and reagent supplies.
  • Create master mixes.
  • Set up polymerase chain reactions; trouble-shoot such reactions.
  • Operate and troubleshoot robotic liquid handlers.
  • Prepare and complete SNP genotyping assays including, but not limited to, Illumina assays and workflows.
  • Prepare samples for targeted capture of specific regions of DNA for sequencing experiments. This includes library preparation and capture techniques.
  • Prepare and complete Next-Gen sequencing assays including, but not limited to, Illumina HiSeq workflows.
  • Perform quality control checks of data using various software, including, but not limited to, GenomeStudio, Spotfire and other in-house QC metrics reports.
  • Maintain timely and accurate laboratory records (electronic and written).
  • Collect, organize, interpret and submit experimental data to database and supervisors.
  • Perform general lab maintenance duties.
  • Perform validation tests of lab reagents.
  • Participate in committees that function to improve processes.
  • Communicate effectively to supervisor and team members.
  • Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field.


* Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 6 months of post-undergraduate experience in a comparable lab or significant research project, not related to normal course requirements.


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Basic understanding of molecular biology and genetics.
  • Ability to safely operate scientific laboratory equipment.
  • Able to work flexible hours beginning as early as 6:00 a.m. and/or ending as late as 6:00 p.m.
  • Superior organizational skills for time and data management.
  • Ability to function well in a team production setting.


Machines/Equipment Used:
  • Centrifuges, Illumina BeadLab system (Tecans, iScans, HiScans, TeFlow), Illumina BeadXpress, Covaris, BioAnalyzer, Nanodrop instruments, Illumina HiSeq, SpriWorks, thermal cyclers, robotic and manual liquid handlers, common laboratory equipment, Macintosh, PC computers, UNIX servers, Oracle database.


Physical Requirements:
  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
  • Finger dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm, for example, using a keyboard.
  • Communication skills using the spoken word.
  • Ability to see and hear within normal parameters.
  • Ability to move about workspace.
  • Lift, carry, move supplies, computers, etc.


Classified Title: Research Technologist
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC
Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $20.00/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Mon-Fri hours between 6AM & 6PM
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM Genetics Ctr for Inhrtd Dis Res CIDR
Personnel area: School of Medicine

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

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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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To apply, visit https://jobs.jhu.edu/job/Baltimore-Research-Technologist-MD-21205/823387200/





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