Department: Gastroenterology Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m. 40 hrs.
The Research Technologist is responsible for the collection, organization, entry and maintenance of patient samples and for ordering, lab reagent inventory. Collaborate with laboratory members in mouse colony management. The individual will participate in development & writing of consent forms, submission and maintenance of IRB protocols.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepares and stores specimens according to institution and federal guidelines. PCR genotype of mouse tail DNA extracts. Inventory of mouse colonies. Prepares routine laboratory solutions and reagents. Plasmid extraction. RNA extraction. Gel electrophoresis. Keeps meticulous laboratory notebook. . Determine patient study eligibility, obtain informed consent, and initiate patient randomization and enrollment. Collects blood samples from research participants. Maintains good working knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements. Follows HIPAA and IRB guidelines. Participates in preparing and submitting annual renewal requests, amendments and adverse event reports with clinical input according to IRB and Sponsor requirements. Adheres to all protocol requirements to ensure the validity of the clinical research data. Is knowledgeable of and complies with Good Clinical Practices, ICH Guidelines and Departmental Research Office policies. Ensures accuracy and timeliness of data collection so that information may be used by the PI in planning for grant writings, presentations and publication. Meets with PI to review data accuracy and overall study progress. Participates in all mandatory meetings to develop increasing knowledge of assigned research and clinical trials Attends educational lectures and conferences.
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field. Prior work experience in a research laboratory is also desirable. Must understand and pass all Johns Hopkins online Human Research certification courses and training courses in bio hazardous materials handling.
Phlebotomy skills required. Individual will receive training if not already certified in phlebotomy. Proficiency in the use of software applications (i.e. ACCESS, Excel and statistical software programs), databases, spreadsheets, and word processing. Excellent organizational skills. Excellent attention to detail skills. Must have ability to manage multiple and competing priorities. Must have excellent time management skills; oral and written communication skills and be able to work independently. The successful applicant will demonstrate an ability to work well with other professionals with minimal supervision, and comfort being part of a diverse professional team.
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