Research Technologist positions in AIMS Core

Research technologist positions are currently available in the Applied Imaging Mass Spectrometry (AIMS) Core directed by Professor Kristine Glunde at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, Maryland. The technologist will help develop and run innovative mass spectrometry imaging applications in diverse biomedical research projects in the fields of oncology, pharmacology, infectious disease, neurology, radiology, pathology, and plastic surgery. The daily hands-on work of the technologist includes cryo-sectioning, sample preparation, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) imaging, data analysis, preparation of data reports, as well as maintenance and upkeep of AIMS Core instrumentation and laboratory facilities. Together with the AIMS Core Team, the technologist will closely work with and support the users of the AIMS Core, and work with industry partners and instrument vendors in maintaining and improving the cutting-edge instrumentation in the AIMS Core.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is amongst the premier biomedical research institutions worldwide, offering a collaborative, inspiring research environment, where creativity and innovations are driving biomedical discoveries. The AIMS Core is a rapidly expanding core facility with high-end instrumentation and leading-edge expertise. We closely work with academic, government, and industry labs to develop, implement, and apply innovative mass spectrometry imaging applications. The AIMS Core Team is a diverse, international, and inclusive group of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, undergraduate researchers, and staff members who engage in open, respectful, and critical discussions of innovative scientific concepts and evolving research projects.

The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chemistry or a closely related field, have research experience in analytical chemistry, mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and/or MALDI imaging, and a strong interest in mass spectrometry imaging technology applied to biomedical research. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. The successful applicant will work as part of a collaborative team and use a wide range of cutting-edge instrumentation, equipment, and laboratory facilities in the AIMS Core on the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus. Opportunities are available to attend and present at scientific meetings if desired.

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The University promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans. Johns Hopkins University is a drug-free, smoke-free workplace.

If interested, please email your application to Dr. Kristine Glunde at