Laboratory Technician

Maryland, United States
$12.76 - $16.77
12 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB 
Salary: $12.76 - $16.77
Status: Casual / On Call 
Department name: 10002808-SOM DOM Gastroenterology 
Work Schedule/Hours: T, W, TH 09:30am-3pm 
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

After entry-level training under the supervision of the laboratory manager, the laboratory technician is responsible for performing routine tests in a research laboratory and contributing to general maintenance of the laboratory, equipment, and supplies.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Performs laboratory tests and/or experiments following established procedures or protocols.
  • Operates requisite laboratory equipment and instruments; records data; maintains and adjustments to equipment.
  • Assists in compliance for laboratory safety and other regulatory requirements.
  • Follows established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to perform experiments associated with immunology, serology and/or basic cell culture. These include confocal imaging, labeling and assay methods such as western blots, and other associated specialized laboratory methods including tissue culture and molecular biology techniques.
  • Monitors inventory levels. Orders and receives materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.  No experience required.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Ability to make independent decisions. 
  • Ability to work for periods of time without direction. 
  • Ability to work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously and to meet various concurrent deadlines. 
  • Very strong organizational skills, analytical and problem solving abilities, and attention to detail. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.   


  • High School diploma/GED.
  • Some science coursework.

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 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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