Laboratory Technician

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

United States

February 8, 2022

Description

JOB TITLE

Laboratory Technician

LOCATION

Worcester

DEPARTMENT NAME

Biology & Biotechnology - JM

DIVISION NAME

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY

Laboratory technician to perform flow cytometry and microbial cell culture experiments.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Farny Lab at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is looking to hire a research technician with expertise in flow cytometry, microbial cell culture, and molecular biology techniques, to work on an EPA-funded project to understand the relationship of genetically modified bacteria to the natural soil microbiome. This is a part-time, temporary (8-month) position. Applicants with existing knowledge and skills necessary to execute microbial flow cytometry experiments are strongly preferred.

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.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in biology or a related discipline

  • 2-3 years of laboratory experience (relevant undergraduate research experience is acceptable).

  • Organizational skills (lab organization, keeping orderly research notes, etc)

  • Communication skills (writing research reports, making oral and poster presentations)

  • Demonstrated experience with the following techniques:

  • Flow cytometry

  • Microbial cell culture

  • Spectrometry

  • DNA isolation and analysis

  • Media preparation

  • WPI requires employees to be fully-vaccinated for COVID-19. For additional information on WPI's response to COVID-19, refer to https: // www. wpi.edu/we- are-wpi

    FLSA STATUS

    United States of America (Non-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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