Laboratory Technician

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Updated: July 9, 2019
Job ID: 214865
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Laboratory Technician to support Dr. Ander’s USU Pain Research Grant, APG-70-9649 in the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics (APG) located at 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. 


  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. 
  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/Training Requirements: High School Graduate.

Minimum Experience:  0 to 2 years or relevant experience.

Physical Capabilities:  Handles variety of chemicals and laser equipment; requires 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.