Job: Lab Technician-Part Time

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: Based on experience

Location: Baltimore, MD

The Ludington lab seeks a part-time media preparation technician (10-12 hours per week) to make fruit fly food, bacterial agar plates, and liquid bacterial culture broth. This role provides fundamental support to our gnotobiotic fruit fly work. The technician will be a part of the lab and may receive training to take on more responsibilities. Candidates should be highly experienced in sterile technique.

Job Duties:

  • Prepare fruit fly food under sterile conditions using an autoclave, filter sterilization, and a tissue culture hood.
  • Prepare bacterial agar plates under sterile conditions using an autoclave, filter sterilization, and a MediaJet.
  • Keep track of media supplies and coordinate orders for the lab to maintain ample supplies. This will require daily to weekly coordination with the lab manager.
  • Maintain precise records of work.
  • Communicate with lab manger about the needs of the lab to plan work.
  • Other assigned duties where training will be provided.

Other Responsibilities:

Organize assigned projects within a daily schedule to ensure goals are met. Meet routinely with supervisor. Report work issues to supervisor promptly to assist resolution.


  • Bachelor degree in relevant science area and 6 months of relevant lab experience.
  • Knowledge and practice of sterile technique and other basic laboratory biology practice.
  • Ability to follow established written protocols independently after training.
  • Ability to calculate recipes for chemical solutions.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.Ability to work independently and effectively
  • Ability to work independently and effectively.
  • Maintain the fly room, bacteria culture area, sink area, chemical shelves and chemical weigh in area.

Additional information:

The Department of Embryology is one of six departments comprising the Carnegie Institution for Science. The department functions as a private, non-profit research institute affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University and is located adjacent to the JHU Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD. The department consists of 10 laboratories studying a variety of questions in cell and developmental biology. For more information about the Department, visit

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

Please submit a copy of your resume or CV with the application.