Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Classified Title: [[Research Technologist]] Working Title: [[Research Technologist]] Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: [[$14.00 - $19.25 ]] Employee group: Full Time Schedule: [[Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p / 40 hrs per wk]] Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001082-Environmental Health and Engineering Personnel area: School of Public Health
The Johns Hopkins Department of Environmental Health is hiring a full-time employee to provide laboratory support and to assist with research coordination for multiple One Health research studies related to environmental microbiology and zoonotic bacterial diseases.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
The employee will provide extensive support in the laboratory and field for multiple One Health studies, including randomized controlled trials, and will assist with research coordination. Field duties include collection of human, companion animal and environmental samples as part of a team visiting hospital wards, participant homes and schools, primarily in the Baltimore area. Key laboratory duties include microbial culture, handling of human biospecimens, preparation of dust samples for allergen and genomic analysis, PCR/qPCR, and preparation of bacterial isolates for sequencing. Additional duties include coordinating with staff from other research groups and projects, travel to other sites and participant homes in the mid-Atlantic region, data entry, survey administration, participant communication, field kit preparation, media preparation, cleaning of glassware, and/or other laboratory housekeeping tasks.
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred
Master’s degree in biology, public health, or other science field. Prior laboratory or field experience is strongly. Veterinary technician certification.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
prior experience handling companion animals is required. Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred. Previous experience handling companion animals, particularly dogs, is required.
Excellent time management, punctuality, written and verbal communication, and record keeping skills are preferred. Schedule flexibility for field or hospital visits, including travel in the mid-Atlantic region, is strongly preferred.
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