Laboratory Assistant

Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD (30+ days ago)4.1

Assist with lab tasks and research. Assist research fellows, research technicians with the basic understanding of swine models for cardiac-related conditions, setting up procedures, and maintaining laboratory environment. Assist with the cleaning and sanitizing of the lab.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

Scope of Responsibility:

Knows the informal policies, procedures, and practices necessary to conduct the normal function of a specific section, unit, or work area. Is aware of the role of the position and its potential impact on the working unit.

Decision Making:

Carries out duties and responsibilities with supervision.


Exchanges routine information in an appropriate manner requiring good oral and written communication skills.

Education / Experience:

Required: High School Diploma/GED. Preferred science courses with lab & research lab experience in molecular biology and/or biochemistry.


Some related work experience preferred in a comparable lab performing relevant techniques, coupled with a survey knowledge of biological sciences, chemistry, or related field. Must be detail oriented, keep clear experimental records, have effective organizational skills, and be able to prioritize workload appropriately. Must be able to perform multiple tasks efficiently and correctly, often operating more than one instrument at a time. Experience in basic laboratory procedures required.

Physical Requirements:

Work produced is subject to precise measures of quantity and quality

Work environment may include areas of unpleasant extremes of cold or heat

Biohazardous conditions such as the risk of radiation exposure, fumes or airborne particles, and/or toxic or caustic chemicals may be present in this work environment which mandate attention to safety considerations

Near vision to see objects clearly within 20 inches

Sharp focus to adjust vision when doing close work that changes in distance from eyes

Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard

Handling by seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with the hand or hands, but without finger dexterity

Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time

Occasionally lifting, carrying objects weighing 10 lbs. or less

Occasionally pushing, pulling objects weighing 30 lbs. or less

Ability to move about

Classified title: Laboratory Assistant

Role/Level/Range: ACRO/1/CA

Starting Salary Range: $10.46-$14.34 (commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Casual (summer only)

Employee subgroup: Non-Exempt

Schedule: Working 40 hours per week; Monday-Friday

Location: Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Campus

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

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