Research Technician, Natural Product Purification

Updated: 3 days ago
Location: Boston, MASSACHUSETTS
Job Type: FullTime

About the Opportunity

Job Summary

The Antimicrobial Discovery Center is looking to hire 1 full-time, benefits-eligible Research Technician for immediate start and competitive salary and benefits. We are only seeking applicants who have both significant experience working with natural product purification and microbiology experience. The Research Technician will join our drug discovery and development team.

Key Responsibilities

Responsible for assisting, designing, executing, and analyzing purification of Darobactin analogs.

Responsible for culturing bacteria and performing bioactivity assays.

Works with senior staff and follows established protocols.

Assists in general support of lab function as assigned by Manager, such as stocking, inventory, and ordering.


Bachelor’s degree 1+ years or Master’s degree (thesis-based Master’s programs only)

Has at least 2 years of experience working with purification chemistry and substantial microbiology experience.

Preferred skill set (not all required but all preferred): fermentations (pre and post processing), bacterial separation, resin extraction, chromatographic purification (FPLC, HPLC)

Experience working with cell-based assays and molecular cloning is beneficial.

Reliability, organization, and good communication skills are a must.

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 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 .

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