Skip to Main Content

Research Technician

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the job, please click the Apply for this Job link.

Please Note: Internal Applicants (current benefits-eligible employees only) must login to the applicant portal before clicking “apply for this job” in order to access the internal application.

Northeastern University Employee Benefits

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

Posting Details

Certain positions will be posted internally for 5 business days from the posting date. External Candidates please be sure to use the External Application form. If the External Application form is not available, this posting is not yet open to External Candidates.

Position Information

Position Title Research Technician
Requisition Number STFR003267
Division/College College of Science
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Grade 44
Posting Date 02/03/2017

Under the direction of a Postdoctoral Research Associate, the Research Technician will participate in projects studying Borrelia burgdorferi to better understand the nature of persisters of this pathogen and the discovery of novel drugs and treatments.

Responsibilities will include:

-Conduct experimentation necessary to meet the goals of the projects.
-Assist in experimental design and troubleshooting.
-Maintain laboratory in a clean and safe manner.
-Maintain well documented laboratory records.
-Perform basic lab maintenance tasks such as ordering laboratory reagents and small equipment, preparing media solution, using sterile technique, and keeping detailed lab records.
-May report research activities at monthly lab meetings.
-May train and instruct less experienced personnel.


-Bachelor’s degree in biology or a related field.
-Previous microbiology experience is essential: culturing bacteria, pipetting, aseptic technique.
-Previous molecular biology techniques and cell culture experience is desired.
-Must have excellent communication and organizational skills and great attention to detail.
-Ability to work individually and in groups.
-Commitment and the willingness to work occasional irregular hours; some weekend flexibility will be required.

Additional Information

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).