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Research Associate
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Posted Jul. 9, 2024
Title Research Associate
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory

Research Associate


Biology & Biotechnology - NFR JM

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

A full-time research associate position is available in the Nechipurenko lab at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Our lab uses cutting-edge biochemistry and molecular genetic tools in C. elegans and mammalian cells to investigate the molecular mechanisms of cilia assembly and the genetic basis of neurodevelopmental disorders. The successful candidate will learn and implement basic molecular genetic and cell culture techniques such as molecular cloning, CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing, immunofluorescence, microscopy, and classic C. elegans genetics.

WPI is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We are looking for candidates who can support our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.



  • Carry out molecular biology experiments such as PCR, plasmid construction, CRISPR-Cas9 editing
  • Perform high-resolution microscopy on live and fixed samples
  • Carry out basic cell culture experiments such as transfections and immunofluorescence
  • Carry out general lab maintenance that includes freezing C. elegans strains, making and autoclaving buffers


  • M.S. or B.S. in Biology or a related field
  • Strong communication, organization, and record-keeping skills
  • Molecular biology experience and basic knowledge of genetics are required
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • A minimum two-year commitment

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please include contact information for three references with your application.

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workplace. 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. It seeks individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity, collaboration, inclusion, problem solving, innovation, high performance, and change making. It is committed to maintaining a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination.

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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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