Research Technician, Biology

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Chestnut Hill, MASSACHUSETTS
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

Boston College Introduction
Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
Job Description

Research Technician
Competitive salary commensurate with relevant experience.

Altindis Lab at Boston College is seeking a highly motivated, experienced or newly graduated bioinformatician to join our team.

Job Summary: Under supervision Dr.  Altindis, the successful applicant will conduct a variety of experiments to build a new dataset for the identification and classification of viral mimics of human proteins. She/he will be responsible of designing a website to make this dataset available for other scientists. In addition to this main project, he/she/they will be responsible for the analysis of RNAseq data and gut microbiome sequencing data. The position is for one year with a possibility to extend depending on the funding situation in the laboratory. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with post-docs and graduate students and will contribute to both the analysis and the interpretation of the data. The results of this study will be made public with the website. Further the results will be published in a research article or articles in this one year and he/she will be responsible for writing the drafts of the research articles.


Provides routine to moderately complex technical support for a research lab or facility.
Collects and analyzes research data and processes lab samples.
Performs a variety of tests, using both routine and specialized techniques and methods.
Sets up equipment and helps maintain inventory of lab supplies.
Performs library work, including searching literature and distributing results.
Assists in evaluating research methods, procedures, and techniques based on established objectives.




Desirable requirements:
• B.S. or M.S. in biology, computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, or a related field
• Expertise in fundamental concepts in statistics, and bioinformatics.
• Demonstrated statistical and analytical ability with programming in R and/or Python
• Familiar with websites development (html, Javascript, css…)
• Experience with current analysis methods for processing and mining genomic data preferred
Experience with microbiome data analysis including 16S and shotgun sequencing
Experience with RNAseq data analysis
Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status.  To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits including depending on your job classification eligibility;

Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, and Dental Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance 
Eligibility for both 401K and University Funded 403B Retirement Plans
Paid Holidays Annually
Generous Sick, and Vacation Pay
Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at

View or Apply

Similar Positions