Laboratory Technician - Pharmacology Department USU - Bethesda, MD

Updated: May 19, 2020
Job ID: 215610
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking Laboratory Technician to support the Pharmacology Department within Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to USU. 

Performs laboratory procedures to assist supervisors with various assays, and experiments. Provides support in various areas of a laboratory as needed. Assists with animal observations, surgeries and behavioral assays.


  1. May perform tissue culture and maintenance of IPSCS and other cell lines.
  2. May perform molecular and cellular analysis of animal tissues and cells.
  3. Handles and observes rodents and assists with surgeries and behavioral assays.
  4. Is responsible for ordering and receiving supplies and keeping records of all inventory.
  5. Maintains laboratory equipment and performs general procedures such as monitoring, calibration, and preventative maintenance.
  6. Documents and analyses results and records observations in accordance with good practice quality guidelines and regulations, standard
  7. operating procedures and protocol requirements.
  8. May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.

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:Associate's degree required. 

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: 0-2 years of relevant work-related experience. 

Background/Security: 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.