Laboratory Technician II

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Updated: July 24, 2019
Job ID: 214721
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Laboratory Technician II to support Dr. Ander’s USU Transforming Technology for the Warfighter (TTW) Award (APG-70-9762) within the Department of Anatomy, Physiology & Genetics (APG) located at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to APG.

Responsibilities are to perform laboratory procedures to assist supervisors with experiments and to provide support in various areas as needed. Uses judgement to define and resolve problems and make recommendations.


  1. Assists with rat surgery, behavioral testing, functional analysis, euthanasia and tissue dissection.
  2. Maintains accurate records; tabulates and organizes data.
  3. Uses computer for data analysis.
  4. Prepares tissue for histology and immunohistochemistry which includes cutting tissue on a cryostat and mounting tissue on slides.
  5. Performs immunohistochemistry.
  6. Assists with electrophysiological recordings and ultrasound experiments.
  7. Assists with laser irradiation treatments.
  8. Sees that equipment is in good working order or is repaired as needed and supplies are reordered as necessary.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Technical knowledge of scientific disciplines; knowledge of and skill in tissue culture technique and handling biological hazards and their safe use and disposal.

Minimum Education:  Associates degree in related scientific field.

Minimum Experience:  2 to 4 years of relevant experience. 

Physical Capabilities:  Handles a variety of chemicals; requires long periods of standing.

Work Environment:  Laboratory environment.

Background: Eligibility to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC); eligibility to obtain and hold a Public Trust background.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.  

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.