Research Technologist

Johns Hopkins University

View more

Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Research Technologist
**This position is not eligible to provide Visa Sponsorship.**

We are seeking a Research Technologist who will work in the Siliciano Laboratory, Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. The Siliciano Laboratory studies the mechanism of persistence in HIV-1 infection.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
  • In this position, the individual will primarily assist with the development and evaluation of new methods for detecting and quantifying latent HIV in infected donors.
  • This position provides an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual to develop advanced skills in molecular virology and translational research.
  • It is ideal for individuals interested in pursuing graduate or medical school after 1-3 years in the laboratory.
  • Opportunities to present results at scientific meetings or in research publications may be available. The applicant must be willing to work with blood samples from HIV-infected donors. Extensive training on safe handling practices will be provided.
  • The individual will work closely with the Principal Investigators, together with lab technicians and graduate students, on research projects employing the following techniques:
    • Processing of blood samples from HIV-infected donors in a biosafety level 2+ laboratory
    • Sterile tissue culture technique in a biosafety level 2+ laboratory
    • Molecular biology techniques, including qPCR, digital PCR, and sequencing
    • Maintain well-organized experimental records
    • Participate in research group meetings
    • May assist in recruiting blood donors and maintaining relevant supplies, reagents, and cell lines

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry, or a related field is required.
  • Related post-undergraduate experience or education is a plus.
  • Prior laboratory experience is highly desirable.

* 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.

Special Knowledge. Skills & Abilities:
  • Competitive candidates will have prior laboratory experience with an emphasis in basic molecular biology and cell biology techniques including, but not limited to: DNA sequencing and analysis, qPCR, cloning, cell culture and primary cell work.

Classified Title: Research Technologist
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC
Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $20.00/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30am-5pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: ​​​​​​​School of Medicine Campus
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM DOM Infectious Disease
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.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:

To apply, visit

Copyright ©2022 Inc. All rights reserved.

Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency jeid-8139c140ccc36e46b30d13f8a9500116

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert