Lab Technician - Chemistry - Job ID:5898


  • Act as the primary support technician for purification instrumentation within the Open Access labs of our Chemistry department in Cambridge, MA.
  • Keep instruments running at their optimum performance through proactive preventive maintenance
  • Monitor performance of equipment by following QC protocols
  • Ensure methods are robustly delivering optimum performance by scheduling regular “recovery” experiments
  • Quickly respond to and diagnose instrument failures, where you may fix the easier issues, or work with the vendor to fix the more complicated ones.
  • Work collaboratively with other team members and instrument users.
  • Participate constructively in team meetings
  • Offer assistance to co-workers and be point of contact for prep open access systems.
  • Maintain spare parts inventory for commonly used replacements.
  • Monitor trends in service requests and implement corrective actions to improve operational efficiency and reduce downtime of the instruments


  • A successful candidate will have 2-5 years’ experience in an industry setting as a Lab Technician or BS in scientific discipline such as chemistry, or engineering and 1-3 year experience.
  • A basic understanding of analytical and purification HPLC/SFC and MS techniques, instrumentation and underlying principles is required and experience desired.
  • Ability to quickly diagnose and remedy advanced hardware and software problems.
  • Good personal and communication skills and maintain a professional “customer focus” within the workplace.
  • Capable of working with hazardous chemicals and is able to identify and report unsafe equipment, conditions and practices so that they may be corrected prior to an incident.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs.

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