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Laboratory Technician
NIH-NIAID Schistosomiasis Resource Center

The Biomedical Research Institute of Rockville, MD is home to the Schistosomiasis Resource Center (SRC), an NIH-funded laboratory that supplies parasite research materials to scientists in the U.S. and abroad. The SRC cultivates the three major species of snails that are the vector-host for Schistosoma spp, which is the cause of a devastating worm infection in over 300 million people living in tropical regions. We are currently seeking a laboratory technician to perform tasks that are essential to the maintenance of the parasite life cycle.


  • Propagation and cultivation of snail colonies; microscopy
  • Animal facility protocols
  • Preparation of algae plates
  • Maintaining a database to monitor various parameters of the parasite life cycle
  • Participation in bi-annual SRC training courses as an Instructor


  • B.S. or B.A.
  • Laboratory experience or coursework
  • Ability to contribute to a variety of laboratory protocols with an interdependent team of technicians
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

BRI offers a highly competitive benefits package including:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • 8 paid Federal holidays per calendar year
  • 17 days of personal time off (PTO)
  • Retirement Plan with 401-K option Life Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance

This position is full time. Qualified candidates should provide a resume and the contact information for three references. Contact: Dr. Margaret Mentink-Kane, Lab Manager SRC, 301-881-3300, mmentinkkane@afbr-bri.com