This employee will support multiple studies related to environmental microbiology and zoonotic diseases. The employee will perform both field and laboratory duties.
The Johns Hopkins Department of Environmental Health & Engineering is hiring Laboratory/Field Technicians to assist with multiple research studies related to environmental microbiology and zoonotic diseases.
Field duties include collecting environmental samples as part of a team visiting participant homes, primarily in the Baltimore area, and collecting or assisting the research team with collecting samples from participant-owned animals.
Additional duties include coordinating with staff from other research groups and projects, data entry, survey administration, participant communication, field kit preparation, media preparation, cleaning of glassware, microbiological culture, performing PCR/qPCR, and/or other laboratory housekeeping tasks.
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field.
Years of Experience:
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
Applicants should be willing to travel to homes of participants in Baltimore City.
Posted Preferred Qualifications:
Prior animal handling experience preferred, particularly veterinary technician training or experience. Applicant should be comfortable around pet animals of all species. Good time management, punctuality, written and verbal communication, and record keeping skills are preferred. Schedule flexibility for daytime field visits is strongly preferred.
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