Animal Research Technologist
Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

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Animal Research Technologist
A basic science lab in the field of Cardiovascular Research is seeking an Animal Research Technologist. The lab investigates mechanisms of vascular dysfunction and develops and tests therapeutic targets for these important diseases. The candidate will work closely with the faculty investigator to manage the procurement and maintenance of mice and rats used to study pulmonary hypertension and systemic vascular aging.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain mouse colonies including breeding, genotyping, and keeping census, provide care for rats as needed for experiments.
  • Coordinate animal procurement and use, maintain biosafety and ACUC certifications and assist with routine laboratory experiments as needed and support students and staff in their research.
  • Following routine protocols under the close supervision of a faculty investigator, perform in vivo and ex vivo measures of vascular stiffness, vascular function, and cardiac function in rat and mouse models.
  • Perform well established laboratory protocols using requisite lab equipment and instruments, making minor adjustments as needed.
  • Responsible for making buffers, preparing media, and reagents.
  • Operate requisite laboratory equipment and instruments; record data; maintain and make minor adjustments to equipment.
  • Prepare solutions, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.
  • Use sterile techniques to avoid contaminating lab experiments.
  • Prepare, clean, sterilize, and maintains laboratory equipment, glassware, and instruments used in research experiments.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Bachelors Degree or enrolled in Bachelor's Degree preferably in Biological Sciences.
  • No prior rodent handling experience necessary.

* 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.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • High level of organizational skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work with faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and technicians.
  • Ability to use basic software including Microsoft word, excel sheets.

Classified Title: Research Technologist
Working Title: Animal Research Technologist
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Casual / On Call
Schedule: 4 hours/day Mon-Fri
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Ane Research
Personnel area: School of Medicine

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 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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