Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 107511-en_US
The Department of Neuroscience at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine seeks a part-time Laboratory Technician to assist with management of a satellite mouse facility.
Specific duties & responsibilities
- Monitoring cage use.
- Maintaining facility organization.
- Ordering PPE and associated materials.
- Communicating with users, faculty, and JHU animal care staff, and ensuring compliance with regulations and general lab duties.
- Fill animal feeders, bowls, and water bottles or other containers with the appropriate types and amounts of food and drinking water in accordance with schedules and detailed instruction.
- Work under isolation conditions using specialized caging units such as micro-isolation cages and individually ventilated cage systems while adhering to aseptic techniques and disease prevention principles.
- Place bedding, feed, water bottles, etc. into assembled, sanitized cages.
- Observe and report to the supervisor signs of animal injuries, illness, or irregularities in appearance, health, and environment such as abnormal food consumption, death, abnormal stool, or unusual behavior.
- Provides routine treatments as instructed.
- Receive and process incoming animals and materials. Examines incoming animals for compliance with specifications, reject unsuitable animals, and refers questionable cases to the supervisor.
- Maintains colonies of genetically altered rodents and may be required to perform data collection.
- Maintain accurate records of the numbers and types of animals cared for and the animal's food and water consumption.
- Calculate the animal census.
- Maintain detailed records of animal room environmental factors such as temperature, humidity, lighting, and other environmental controls and report deviations to the supervisor. Note this information on the room environment log sheet.
- Maintain adequate stock of feed, bedding, and other supplies.
- Make repairs on caging and equipment when necessary, such as broken water lines. May lubricate equipment, make minor adjustments and repairs to cages and other equipment and change air filters related to laboratory animal equipment and facilities as needed, using hand tools if required.
- Report to the supervisor the need for repairs to cages and support equipment when needed.
- Perform tasks that require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, protective clothing and gloves, fume hoods, biological safety cabinets, etc.
- Follow good laboratory practice and good housekeeping procedures in accordance with standard operating procedures, and health, safety, and environmental policies.
- Maintain equipment and work area in clean and orderly condition. To sanitize their area, reach upper cages, or to clean animal racks or shelves.
- High School Diploma or graduation equivalent with some science coursework.
- Training Certificate from Technical Institute preferred.
- Experience in basic laboratory procedures required.
- Certificate from technical institute or internship experience preferred.
Classified Title: Laboratory Technician
Starting Salary Range: $15.00-$18.90-$22.50 HRLY (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Part-time
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM Neuro Sci Neuroscience
Personnel area: School of Medicine
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/
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:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 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.
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