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Job ID: 132048

Research Laboratory Technician
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Posted Oct. 22, 2019
Title Research Laboratory Technician
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory

Research Laboratory Technician


Chemical Engineering - JM

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

We seek to hire a laboratory technician to join our interdisciplinary research team. The ideal candidate will primarily contribute to day-to-day operation of synthetic biology research, with a focus on novel experiments for synthetic communication among soil microbial consortia. The candidate's work will contribute to the broader development of nonconventional hosts for synthetic biology. The position will provide ample opportunity for exposure to cross- disciplinary research initiatives. Funding for the technician position is secured for 18 months.

An interest in synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, and natural microbial consortia is essential. In addition to original experimental equipment for assaying soil microbial consortia, the technician will be responsible for obtaining reagents, maintaining lab organization, and assisting lab researchers with experiments and reporting for project milestones.


  • At least a two-year degree and at least two years experience in molecular cloning or microbial cultivation or a B.S. in biology, biotechnology, biological engineering, or a closely related field
  • Experience or interest in synthetic biology (please describe in cover letter)
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team to accomplish goals within a deadline (please provide references)

Strong organizational and communication skills (please provide references)

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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About WPI

WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI

WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.


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