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Johns Hopkins University Laboratory Technician in Baltimore, Maryland

General Summary/Purpose:

The Lab Technician is responsible for the transport, processing and shipment of specimens. The Laboratory Technician will be expected to perform accessioning, processing, and shipping duties in a service laboratory with minimal supervision according to approved Study Compliance Instructions (SCI). The Laboratory Technician will be required to work in the multiple departments within CPC on a rotating shift as assigned by management.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Follows Good Laboratory Practices.

  • Collects, processes, documents, stores and ships patient specimens according to Study Protocol.

  • Helps organize and maintain the freezer inventory.

  • Is responsible for the shipment of day of collection and batched specimens.

  • Performs internal transfers of specimens to labs within the Cancer Center.

  • Troubleshoots specimens that come to lab with missing information.

  • Maintains specimens processed in the appropriate database and completes appropriate documentation for all specimens processed.

  • Assist in providing notification to study teams when a specific study’s processing or shipping supply inventories are low and in need of reorder.

  • Assisting in query investigation and resolution.

  • Has the ability to accommodate a fast-paced laboratory schedule.

  • Must have proficiency using Microsoft Office products.

  • Must work on a rotating shift as assigned by Management.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Core Director and/or Operations Director.

Equipment, Machine, or Tool Requirements:

  • General computer skills, with experience with Microsoft Office

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.

  • Experience working in a lab environment or undergraduate laboratory experience related to normal course requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Experience with shipping specimens and DOT/IATA Dangerous Good Shipping Certification preferred.

Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities / Competencies:

  • Good oral and written communication skills.

Classified Title: Laboratory Technician

Working Title: Laboratory Technician

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB

Starting Salary Range: $13.00-$16.93 per hour; commensurate with experience

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: M-F 8 hour rotating shifts

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus

Department name: 10002931-SOM Onc Specimen Accessioning and Bank

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.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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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Equal Opportunity Employer:

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

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