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Laboratory Technician
Guidehouse Bethesda, MD

Laboratory Technician

Bethesda, MD
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Family:
Laboratory Animal Technician (Digital)

Travel Required:

Clearance Required:
Ability to Obtain Public Trust

What You Will Do:
We are currently searching for a Laboratory Technician. The technician will support project development of vaccines against HERV-K envelope to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This role will work on transgenic mice expressing HERV-K envelope under a neuronal promoter that will be immunized with the vaccine compounds before the appearance of clinical symptoms, to test the prevention capability of the vaccines. This is a full-time onsite opportunity in Bethesda, MD.
  • Track and maintain database for all research activities; update and maintain laboratory notebooks and databases; and record procedures performed in laboratory notebook.
  • Collect blood and tissue samples from animals.
  • Prepare animals for experiments.
  • Ensure the humane treatment of animals in the laboratory.
  • Provide technical guidance and assistance for researchers interested in well-established protocols.
  • Conduct small animal husbandry, animal handling, and specific procedures.
  • Interpret genotyping results and maintain genotyping records.
  • Perform genotyping PCR to maintain transgenic mouse colonies used in projects, including images of genotyping.
  • PCR gels and tabulation of genotyping results.
  • Perform animal handling and specific procedures.
  • Perform laboratory task in support of neurological studies in small animals.
  • Manage multiple animal studies running concurrently in different phases.
  • Perform laboratory and animal technical duties to include, but not limited to weighing animals and feed, blood withdrawals, performing injections, operating behavioral equipment.
  • Maintain animal colonies and organization of animal inventory; monitor procedures; maintain the amounts of animals used and animal procurement.
  • Harvest and collect animal embryos, tissues, and organs.
  • Report any animal health, care, and/or well-being concerns to the appropriate facility management staff and facility veterinarians.
  • Prepare animals for surgery and ensure proper disposal of animal carcasses.
  • Handle, dissect and euthanize animals.
  • Collect both in vivo and ex vivo data; collect and maintain data using various systems.
  • Prepare reports for collected data which include representative data, conditions of data collection.
  • Maintain integrity of the research process by following good laboratory practices including detailed record keeping of methods, routine animal observations, data collections.
  • Work with staff on organizing the animal shipment to and from the facility.
  • Perform and maintain records of molecular biology protocols.
  • Perform routine laboratory maintenance including laboratory stock of reagents and materials.


What You Will Need:
  • High School Degree
  • At least three (3) years of experience in laboratory setting.
  • Experience in animal work, working with transgenic mice, or biological samples shipping.
  • Mice Injection
  • Injection vaccine to the mice.
  • Mice Handling
  • Collection of mice blood, serum, and plasma.
  • Microsoft
  • PowerPoint
  • Excel

What Would Be Nice To Have:
  • Specialized experience in a laboratory animal facility preferred.
  • Experience preforming animal surgical procedures.

What We Offer:

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:
  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays
  • Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Group Term Life and Travel Assistance
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Health Savings Account, Health Care & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Transit and Parking Commuter Benefits
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development, Certifications & Learning Opportunities
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
  • annual membership
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Supplemental Benefits via Corestream (Critical Care, Hospital Indemnity, Accident Insurance, Legal Assistance and ID theft protection, etc.)
  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

About Guidehouse
Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.



Bethesda, MD



Posted date

April 04, 2024

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