Job Details

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Position Number: 5250884
  • Location: Worcester, MA
  • Position Type: Laboratory and Research

Temporary Research Technician


Biology & Biotechnology - JM

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

The candidate for this position will be expected to help establish a research program focused on understanding the causes and consequences of defects in cell division. For more information about the lab's research interest please visit the lab website:


The position may involve working with mammalian cell culture, using PCR and molecular tools to generate and validate mutant expression constructs, molecular cloning, DNA/RNA extraction, and fluorescence microscopy. One-on-one and peer mentoring will be provided in areas of experimental design, data interpretation and science communication. Participation in lab meetings and data presentation is required. Additional responsibilities will include maintaining lab stocks, orderings lab supplies, organization and maintaining of lab equipment. Previous relevant research experience is preferred but not required as hands-on training will be provided for the right candidate. While the preceding description indicate some of obligations of the position it is not meant to be comprehensive and additional related approaches may be explored based on the applicants expertise and interests.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in Biology or a related field and be able to work well independently and as part of a research team. Superior organizational skills in record keeping, multitasking, attention to detail and time management are requirements. This position would be ideal for a candidate seeking research experience prior to graduate or professional school.

United States of America (Non-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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