Laboratory Assistant # JN -072021-67238

Industry: Scientists / Research / Lab Technician
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Title :  Laboratory Assistant

Location: Cambridge, MA

Job Type: Long Term Contract

Job Description:

  • Teach established hands-on lab experiences for middle and high school students.
  • Maintain an orderly Community Lab space and prepare, order and keep track of reagents and documents (set-up and clean-up).
  • Communicate with teachers and community groups and actively maintain the booking calendar.
  • Collect basic data on Community Lab usage.
  • Coordinate employee volunteers.
  • Manage common email boxes.
  • Assist with employee engagement programs (examples: volunteer efforts, employee matching gifts and local museum memberships).


Required Skills :

  • Bachelor’s degree is required preferably in the life sciences.
  • Background in the biological sciences with demonstrated laboratory experience and strong understanding of the life sciences industry and key technologies and methods used in it.
  • Strong understanding of the education, nonprofit and community landscape in the Boston Metro area
  • Passionate and dynamic personality.
  • Enthusiasm for working with middle and high school students.
  • Team player and collaborative while able to lead independently and effectively prioritize workload.
  • Excellent oral and presentation/teaching skills with preferred classroom/teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated self-starter with excellent follow-through, attention to detail, organizational skills and high sense of urgency.
  • Creative, pioneering, agile and flexible. Possesses a natural curiosity and enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.


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