Senior Laboratory Technician

Full-Time Role in Somerville, MA 


This position is ideal for a motivated laboratory technician seeking a high-growth role in a rapidly expanding cleantech startup. The candidate will play a key role in prototyping, scale-up, qualification, and deployment efforts for ZwitterCo’s breakthrough nanofiltration technology. Candidates with experience in multiple relevant scientific or engineering disciplines who can demonstrate a track record of rapidly mastering new domains are particularly encouraged to apply.


The candidate will be responsible for a variety of functions in ZwitterCo’s R&D and Engineering Lab. Typical duties include membrane testing, water quality analysis, sample management, chemical management, and consumable procurement. Successful candidates will be good leaders comfortable growing into a management role and will help coordinate the activities of interns and co-ops students in the lab. Additional responsibilities include Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and method development. Occasional travel to customer sites or pilot projects might be required to help support company objectives.


A bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline (chemical, mechanical, environmental, or civil) is required. Associate’s degrees will also be considered with commensurate laboratory experience. Skills of particular interest include:

  • Analytical chemistry (UV/Vis, water quality metrics, GC-MS, SEM)

  • Sample management / experience with LIMS

  • Membrane or materials testing

  • SOP development

Candidates are assumed to be proficient in the use of tools relevant to these fields, such as LabView, Excel, Matlab/Mathematica.

Location and Compensation

This position is based in Somerville, MA, and may include occasional domestic travel to support field operations. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and may include equity.

Apply by sending a brief personal interest statement and resume to

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