Job Details

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Position Number: 3069070
  • Location: Worcester, MA
  • Position Type: Laboratory and Research



JOB TITLE
Lab Technician

LOCATION
Worcester

DEPARTMENT NAME
Biology & Biotechnology Department

DIVISION NAME
Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
The Nechipurenko Lab at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is looking for a self-motivated individual to join as a full-time research technician. The lab investigates cellular and molecular mechanisms of neuronal development (with focus on primary cilia) in C. elegans and mammalian cells.

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.

JOB DESCRIPTION

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Maintain and organize C. elegans strains and oversee maintenance of lab reagent databases
  • Make common buffers and stock solutions
  • Carry out molecular biology and biochemistry experiments such as PCR, plasmid construction, and protein pull-down assays
  • Perform high-resolution microscopy on live and fixed samples


PREFFERED QUALIFICATIONS
  • B.S. and/or M.S. in Biology or a related field
  • Strong communication, organization, and record keeping skills
  • Molecular biology experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • A minimum two-year commitment with the possibility of long-term employment


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

WPI requires employees to be fully-vaccinated (including a booster shot) 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.

To apply, visit: https://wpi.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WPI_External_Career_Site/job/Worcester/Lab-Technician_R0001911

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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