Ocean Career: Research Technician


Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is seeking a Research Technician interested in performing molecular biological and biochemical analyses in support of basic research, as well as in using that knowledge to tackle global environmental problems through commercial applications using a ‘green chemistry’ approach. We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-reliant, meticulous technician, able to troubleshoot and to interpret and report their results. The candidate should have expertise in the use of recombinant DNA approaches in eukaryotes, the maintenance and growth of microorganisms (preferably yeast), and be willing to learn new techniques. Experience in enzymology approaches and chemical analytical procedures would be a distinct advantage.


The successful candidate will have a BS degree, including 3+ years of demonstrated laboratory experience; a MS degree with at least 1+ year of experience, or equivalent qualifications. This is a full-time position initially for two years, with the possibility of extension depending on funding.


Applicants should submit the following to our online application portal:

  • A one-page cover letter describing interest in the position
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three references

For full consideration, the application should be received by March 14, 2021. Review of applicants will begin immediately thereafter. The search will continue until the position is filled. Individuals seeking more information about this position or needing to request an accommodation, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (207) 315-2567, ext. 107.

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences strives to maintain an environment that allows our employees to flourish through respectful, inclusive, and equitable treatment of others. We believe there is power in embracing the full diversity of humanity to advance science and are committed to supporting each other as individuals worthy of respect. Bigelow Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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