Laboratory Technician
Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

Posted in Education and Training

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Laboratory Technician
The Ophthalmology Department is seeking a Laboratory Technician. The focus of the laboratory is to evaluate mouse models and develop new therapies for pediatric genetic eye diseases. This job involves performing routine laboratory processes and following protocols under close supervision, including basic animal husbandry and routine general laboratory maintenance.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Animal Husbandry:

  • Help with breeding, clipping, tagging and genotyping mouse lines under graded supervision.
  • Contribute to an organized database of mouse population and breeding history.
  • Assist with basic laboratory in vivo imaging of mouse lines and surgical dissection of tissues.

  • Help to prepare histological sections and flat mounts of animal eyes for other team members.
  • Assist with immunohistochemical techniques to characterize ocular phenotypes.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • High School Diploma/GED with some science coursework.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of animal husbandry and basic molecular biology.
  • Training Certificate from Technical Institute preferred.
  • Certificate from technical institute or internship experience preferred.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Willingness to learn and follow instructions precisely.

Classified Title: Laboratory Technician
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB
Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $18.50/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Casual / On Call
Schedule: 1 day per 2 weeks
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM Oph Pediatric Ophthalmology
Personnel area: School of Medicine

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.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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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