Job Details

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Position Number: 2761305
  • Location: Worcester, MA
  • Position Type: Laboratory and Research

Laboratory Technician


Biology & Biotechnology - JM

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

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


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.

  • 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

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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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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