Laboratory Technician

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Updated: August 2, 2019
Job ID: 214841
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Laboratory Technician to support the Department of Anatomy, Physiology, and Genetics (APG) located at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to APG. 

Responsible for research, in collaboration with others, on projects involving cellular proteolysis to treat neurodegenerative diseases. Provides laboratory and techinical support to senior technical and professional staff.


  1. Maintains accurate records; tabulates and organizes data.
  2. Uses computer for data analysis.Write simple programs for computer analysis of data.
  3. Performs cell culture and molecular biology experiments.
  4. Performs qRT-PCR and Western Blots.
  5. Sees that equipment is in good working order or is repaired as needed and supplies are reordered as necessary.
  6. 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/Training Requirements: Associate's degree.

Minimum Experience:  0 to 2 years’ experience.

Physical Capabilities:  Handles 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.