Molecular Laboratory Technician Position – Bowdoin College

A full time molecular laboratory technician position is available in my lab at Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, Maine. The existing funding is short term, through June, but it is also possible that it will continue for a few more months.  The project focuses on diet analysis using next generation sequencing and paired isotope data.  Candidates with demonstrated experience in a molecular ecology setting, and who work well independently, are encouraged to apply.

For additional questions, contact Dave Carlon at:


Responsible for day-to-day operations of a molecular ecology research laboratory at Bowdoin College. Prepares samples, DNA libraries, and generates DNA sequence data from using Sanger and Next Generation Sequencing technology. Provides technical expertise to students and staff. Maintains a safe and productive working environment for all end users. This is a benefit eligible position.

Education/Skills Requirements
BS degree in Biology or related field.

Demonstrated expertise in the following areas is preferred:
1.DNA extraction from environmental samples, including preserved tissues and environmental samples.
2.Preparation of multiplex libraries for sequencing on the Illumina platform.
3.PCR and Quantitative PCR (qPCR).
4.Preparation of amplicons for Sanger sequencing.
5.Next generation sequencing bioinformatics.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents
Minimum of 2 years work experience in molecular biology laboratory setting required. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Computer programming experience in bioinformatics strongly preferred.

Standard Work Days and Hours
Up to 40 hrs/week. Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00. This is a temporary position that is funded through June 30th, 2019.

If interested, you can apply by going to: