Lab Technician - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry - Summer 2021

Staff Non-exempt Boston, Massachusetts


Summary of Position:   

Applications are being accepted for a lab technician position funded through a grant from NASA, awarded to Suffolk University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The funded lab technician will be expected to work up to 35 hours per week for a minimum nine weeks in Suffolk University research laboratories in Boston between June 1 and August 31, 2021, pending the resumption of on-campus activity.  The position minimally requires a BA or BS degree in chemistry or biochemistry. The main task of the lab technician will be to produce, purify, and quantify recombinant proteins.   

  Primary/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Produce, purify, and quantify recombinant proteins.
  • Maintain a written record of all work performed and data collected that conforms to commonly accepted standards for the documentation of scientific data.
  • Work with administrative staff to order chemicals and consumables as needed.
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment. Comply with all safety protocols.
  • Submit a formal written report of his/her specific contribution to the project at the end of the funding period employing Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and ChemDraw.     


  • BA or BS in chemistry or biochemistry
  • Prior laboratory experience in the production, purification, and quantitation of recombinant proteins, outside of a formalized undergraduate laboratory course.   
  • Prior training in Biosafety Level 1, BSL2 preferred. 
  • Detail-oriented
  • Possess an ability to multi-task within a laboratory setting

Interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to submit the following materials:

  • A cover letter explaining your interest in the position and relevant experience. Include your expected date of degree completion.
  • An unofficial copy of your undergraduate transcript
  • A current resume (maximum of one page)
  • A recent scientific writing sample (i.e senior thesis or relevant laboratory report)

Additional documentation can be sent to Maureen Dooley, Employment Coordinator at  

Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment.