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Lab Assistant - Fruit Fly Stocks

Company: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Lab Assistant - Fruit Fly Stocks
The Department of Neurology is seeking a Lab Assistant - Fruit Fly Stocks to assist with maintenance of fruit fly stocks in a laboratory in the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins. The lab maintains thousands of fly strains.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Will help maintain fruit fly stocks, by transferring them to clean vials with fresh food.

    Minimum Qualifications
    • High School Diploma or graduation equivalent.
    • Reliable and careful nature, as it is important to not mislabel, switch, or contaminate the stocks, of which there are thousands.

      Preferred Qualifications
      • Some undergraduate coursework preferred.
        • Prior experience in a biological research laboratory.
        • Prior experience handling fruit flies.

          Classified Title: Laboratory Assistant
          Working Title: Lab Assistant - Fruit Fly Stocks
          Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/01/CA
          Starting Salary Range: $15.00-$17.35 HRLY (Commensurate with experience)
          Employee group: Casual / On Call
          Schedule: M-F; 16 hrs/week
          Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
          Location: School of Medicine Campus
          Department name: SOM Neuro Neuromuscular
          Personnel area: School of Medicine

          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.

          **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.

          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.

          EEO is the Law
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          Accommodation Information

          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 Talent Acquisition Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit

          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.

          Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

          To apply, visit


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