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Job Req ID:  96337

Laboratory Technician

We are seeking a Laboratory Technician who will work under the direction of Faculty Investigators and the Lead Laboratorian in a research laboratory performing analyses and tests on human blood and fluid specimens for virus vaccine and challenge trials.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Process Biological specimens including serum, PBMCs, nasal washes and other specimens from vaccine candidates. May participate in laboratory tests and/or experiments which may include tissue culture, ELISA and PCR.
  • Autoclave to sterilize media and disinfect tissue culture waste before discarding in Biohazard bag.
  • Maintain careful record keeping of sample information to update and maintain specimen database (including data entry, data cleaning, and basic aspects of data analysis).
  • Maintain and monitor laboratory supplies.
  • Carry out routine equipment maintenance and upkeep. Ensure laboratory efficiency by following set protocols for lab cleanliness, organization and safety regulations.
  • Work cooperatively with all laboratory personnel in support of assigned laboratory duties.
  • Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • High School Diploma/GED with some science coursework.


*Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry, or related field.
  • Training Certificate from Technical Institute preferred.
  • Certificate from Technical Institute or Internship experience preferred.


Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Meticulous attention to details and deadlines.
  • Knowledge of basic use of scientific methods, procedures, and techniques.
  • Work performed is subject to precise measures of quantity and quality.
  • Microsoft office suite, particularly, Work, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint.


Physical Requirements:

  • Requires ability to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hands or arms for tasks such as pipetting and data entry.
  • Required to stand or sit for an extended period of time.
  • Requires occasionally lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 20 lbs.
  • Requires occasionally pushing, pulling objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Requires foot travel within the JHMI campus, particularly between the clinic on Broadway Street and the laboratory on Wolfe Street.
  • Requires travel to the inpatient unit on the Bayview campus.



Classified Title: Laboratory Technician    
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB  
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience 
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30a-5p 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​School of Public Health  
Department name: ​​​​​​​Ctr for Immnztn Rsch Vaccine Scis CIR  
Personnel area: School of Public Health 


Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.


Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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Accommodation Information

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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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