Under the direct supervision of the laboratory manager and/or bench supervisor the lab technologists will perform the following duties
Duties and Responsibilities
Prepare reagents accurately
Maintain quality control of reagents and equipment
Operate liquid nitrogen freezer and controlled rate cell freezer
Perform computer data entry
Tabulate, analyze and report issues
Perform meticulous record keeping
Learn to trouble shoot problems when they arise during technical procedures, tech techniques and principles
Develop Laboratory skills in one or more of the following areas:
Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) Serology
In-vitro cellular assays
DNA Technology (SSP, SSOP)
Blood group serology
Luminex based Assays
Deceased Donor On-call training
Role is intended as an entry level to the Immunogenetics Laboratory. Staff should show progress in learning and retaining skills, able to demonstrate competencies at end of one year.
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree in Biological Science
One course in genetics, immunology preferred.
Work Environment /While performing the duties of this job:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing) up to 70% of the time. Occasionally required to traverse throughout the laboratory or to retrieve equipment, supplies, or specimens from other locations on campus. The employee is required to operate computer keyboard, laboratory instruments, and small laboratory tools such as pipettes, cutting instruments, glass tubes, dishes, and/or slides. Constantly repositions self to perform duties at laboratory work stations, gathering specimens, and loading equipment.
Prolonged vision requirements including viewing computer screen, paper reports/documents, charts and results. Visual acuity is required to distinguish fine gradation of color or structure and closely examine specimens (including via a microscope).
Laboratory environment - Exposure to toxins and infectious agents exist, but potential for personal injury or harm is minimized if established safety and health precautions are followed. Must refer to and are expected to comply with procedure manuals, follow proper laboratory protocols and safety policy/procedures, and be familiar with material data safety sheets in assigned work areas. Able to read and understand all Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) guidelines applicable to assigned work area. Working in laboratory where there may be discomforts due to odors, noise, temperature fluctuations, and working around lab equipment. Research areas may include animal, human, human products, DNA, radiation protocols, and other bio-hazardous materials. Use of personal protective equipment may be advised or required.
May transport equipment and supplies usually less than 40 pounds from one area to another (in the laboratory or on campus (specify)). May be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with proper training, or precautions/lifting aides (example: supply boxes or Formalin cubes). In some areas work space is limited.
Staff may be required to complete annual competency review, and must insure compliance with Johns Hopkins Policy, Laboratory Policy & Procedure, Health, Safety & Environment regulations, and all applicable privacy & confidentiality laws/practices.
Rotating on-call, weekend, or pager duties are required. Many department laboratories operate 24/7 with schedules on day, evening, or night shift. Rotating schedules which may include weekend work and holiday assignment. (Overtime possible when authorized/needed to meet business and patient needs).
Classified Title: Immunogenetics Technologist Trainee Working Title: Immunogenetics Technologist Trainee Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14-$19.44(commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30a-5:00p Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003067-SOM Pat Transfusion Medicine 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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During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.
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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