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Biotechnology Lab Staff (Biology Laboratory Technician)

Employer
MassBay Community College
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Sep 18, 2023

Job Details



Biotechnology Lab Staff (Biology Laboratory Technician)


Department: Dean of Science and Engineering


Location: Wellesley Hills

MassBay fosters educational excellence and academic success to prepare students for local and global citizenship, to meet critical workforce demands of communities, and to contribute to the region’s economic development.

Massachusetts Bay Community College values diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply to join our community.

Located in Greater Boston, MassBay is a comprehensive, open-access community college offering associate degrees and certificate programs on three campuses in Wellesley Hills, Framingham, and Ashland, Massachusetts.

Position Summary:

The ideal candidate will join a vibrant and inclusive educational community and have a desire and ability to work with a diverse population. This is a part-time, non-unit position with no benefits.

MassBay’s Biotech program – Center for Therapeutics and Genomics Training (CTGT) and Center for Biomanufacturing Education and Workforce Training (CBEWT), is seeking a highly motivated individual for a part-time laboratory staff position. The Lab Staff will work directly under the supervision and direction of the Biotech Programs Director and Chair. This position will provide Biotech program coordination of the overall Biotech lab operation, including projects related to Biotech Centers.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Assist Developing Center for Biomanufacturing Education and Workforce Training;
  • Help maintain the Biotech equipment, and coordinate with vendors for the issues related to equipment operation, upgrades, and training;
  • Coordinate with academic and industry Biotech partners to manage all mutual activities, such as communications and, meetings, activities (talks, lab tours, and visits);
  • Assist in conducting the Biotech/Biomanufacturing research showcase/involvement fairs at the MassBay campus;
  • Maintain the biotech laboratory, organizing, ordering, and cataloging samples;
  • Set up laboratory equipment and monitor inventory and supplies;
  • Monitor the level of Liquid nitrogen in the cell storage tank;
  • Perform routine maintenance on and calibration of laboratory equipment;
  • Maintain overall cleanliness of the workstations throughout the laboratory;
  • Help perform biochemical methodologies, such as HPLC, buffer preparation, and project information, with knowledge of how to explore genomic data to provide novel insights throughout biology and medicine, current manufacturing practices, and bioprocessing;
  • Perform gene silencing via siRNA/CRISPR, primer designing, RNA-seq library preparation, deep sequencing, assisting with the latest equipment such as Bioreactors, HPLC, Flow cytometers, FACS, PCR, ddPCR, Ion Chef, Arcturus, Cell analyzer, and manuals, viral-based drug delivery (Electroporation, CRISPR, Lentivirus), Potency assay, production and purification of recombinant proteins, Stem cell culture, Flow cytometry;
  • Help maintain: Aseptic environments related to Biomanufacturing and Cell & Gene Therapy experiments, Cell line development, Cell culture expansion, Transfection, Production, and purification of Baculovirus, Adeno Associated Virus (AAV) -mediated transduction of CHO cells, HEK- 293 cells, and maintaining and amplifying insect cell culture at various scales.
Commitment to Equity:
  • Support MassBay’s commitment to the Equity Agenda; collaborating with faculty, staff, and students on the College’s strategic initiatives dedicated to closing the equity gap related to student outcomes;
  • Support MassBay’s commitment to being anti-racist; embracing a community free of bias and inequality;
  • Contribute to discussion and review of applicable College policies with a critical lens toward diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Engage with the Office of Diversity on issues related to underserved student success;
  • Further the examination of pertinent practices that are culturally responsive and reflective of inclusive perspectives; and
  • Engage in conversations with colleagues and students regarding best practices within the discipline or programmatic related to equity and inclusion.
This list is not to be considered all-inclusive. A supervisor may assign other duties as required to meet the needs and foster the mission of the College.

All employees of MassBay are expected to work collegially and collaboratively within a community that values and celebrates diversity.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, or closely related field; with one (1) year experience and/or training involving laboratory operations; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biotechnology/Molecular Biology/Life Sciences;
  • Basic knowledge of molecular biology;
  • Basic laboratory skills in cell culture and DNA/RNA/Protein work are required;
  • Effective communication and organization skills are required;
  • Must be able and willing to learn and incorporate new concepts and technologies;
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new working environments.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Sensitivity and commitment to the goals of Affirmative Action and workforce diversity;
  • Experience working in a diverse environment;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with underserved students;
  • Prior experience working in Biotechnology/Biomanufacturing lab;
  • Knowledge of cellular and molecular biology, plus associated techniques.
Additional Information:


Salary Range: $32 per hour


Position Type: MCCC Part-Time Grade 2


Application Deadline: October 2, 2023, or thereafter until filled.


To Apply: Please include a letter of interest and resume with your online application.

Staff

This is a grant funded position, and position is contingent on funding.

Final candidates are required to provide sealed transcripts and/or certifications.

Hiring is contingent upon a successful CORI clearance.

Massachusetts Bay Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, Lisa MacDonald, Director of Equity Compliance, lmacdonald@massbay.edu, (781) 239-3147, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

Company

MassBay CC

MassBay serves approximately 6,000 full-time and part-time students each year from the greater Boston and MetroWest region on three campuses in Wellesley Hills, Framingham, and Ashland. The College offers more than 70 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as a robust portfolio of non-credit courses. These program offerings provide students with a practical, affordable education to prepare them for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs or for direct entry into high-demand careers.

At Massachusetts Bay Community College, we seek exceptionally talented faculty and staff to join our team.

MassBay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from minority and bilingual candidates in support of its culturally diverse student community.

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