Immunogenetics Technologist Supervisor

Johns Hopkins University

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Immunogenetics Technologist Supervisor
The Pathology Department is seeking an Immunogenetics Technologist Supervisor. Candidates in this position will possess a strong foundation in Transplant Immunology. This knowledge will enable oversight of main components of the clinical laboratory. Such components may include but are not limited to the molecular sequence-based typing area, quality assurance/quality control area, anti-body screening area, and clinical typing areas.

The primary responsibility of the general supervisor is to directly supervise the daily activities in their specified area of the laboratory, assisting the laboratory manager or director in scheduling test, in providing technical assistance to the lead technologists, and in review of test results. Additionally, the supervisor will participate in research and development projects within the laboratory, and be responsible for data collection, data analysis, and presentation when required.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Coordination of the daily work activities and on-call schedule
  • Training of new personnel and rotating protocols
  • Evaluation of new techniques and protocols
  • Assisting the director in assessment of the competence of all personnel by daily monitoring of their performance
  • Monitoring and ensuring the maintenance of the laboratory quality assurance program
  • Assisting the laboratory manager in the prompt reporting of test results
  • Participation in research and development projects

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree in a Biologic Science or Medical Technology.

* 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Must hold or be eligible for CHS certification through ABHI.
  • Have a minimum of six years' experience in histocompatibility testing or a Master of Science in a Biological and four years of experience.

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:
  • CHT certification required.

Physical Requirements:
  • 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.
  • 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.

Additional Information:
  • 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.
  • 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 Supervisor
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME
Starting Salary Range: $61,550 - $84,700 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 7:00am-3:30pm with rotating weekend and night on call duties
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: 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.

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 Talent Acquisition Office at [email protected]. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit

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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