Research Technician

East Boothbay, ME   |   Full time


Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences ( is seeking a Research Technician interested in performing chemical and biological analyses for a variety of projects providing information to researchers, industry, and government. The candidate should be willing to carry out high-quality analytical procedures on a variety of instruments, including elemental analysis, seawater nutrient analysis, and gas and liquid chromatography (GC, GC-MS, LC-MS/MS). An interest in studying the biology and chemistry of seaweeds, microalgae, and microbial systems, as well as converting that knowledge to environmental and commercial applications, is required. We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-reliant, meticulous analyst to participate in laboratory and field experiments, who is able to interpret and report results.


The successful candidate will have a BS degree, including 1+ years of demonstrated experience with analytical instrumentation; or equivalent qualifications. Fieldwork experience on coasts and/or with small boats would be ideal. The ability to multi-task and remain highly organized is a must. This is a full-time position initially for 2 years, with the possibility of extension dependent upon funding.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for two referees, online by March 16th for full consideration. A Selection Committee comprised of Drs. Archer, Emerson, and Price will review and interview candidates after that date. Questions can be sent to

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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