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Research Technician, Marine & Environmental Sciences

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Maryland, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2024

About the Opportunity

Job Summary

The successful candidate will provide research and technical support for an active microbial ecology lab. Our vibrant team focuses on understanding microbial biogeochemistry of salt marsh ecosystems and this position will be closely associated with ongoing work at the Plum Island Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research site on the Great Marsh in NE Massachusetts. The person will be expected to support ongoing field and lab work in collaboration with graduate students, maintain lab organization and ordering of supplies, support implementation of new field and lab experiments, perform sample analysis for both microbial analysis (DNA extraction, amplification, sequencing preparation, etc.) and biogeochemistry (nutrient chemistry, carbon, nitrogen analysis, etc.), manage incoming data streams and train interns and students on processes and procedures in the lab.

Key Responsibilities

1. Conduct sample processing and analysis

2. General lab maintenance and financial and data management

3. Assist with field and lab experiments led by grad students and/or postdocs


Requires a minimum of a BS in biology, chemistry, or marine environmental science (MS preferred). Experience in both field and wet lab research is desired as is evidence of working successfully in a diverse and collaborative environment. Applicant must be able to work independently and must be able to carry field equipment across uneven, muddy, marsh terrain. Experience with genomics methods and data management is desired.

Application Materials

​CV, cover letter, and a list of of references

Position Type


Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.