Laboratory Technician, Oligo Synthesis, Evening Shift

Laboratory Technician, Oligo Synthesis, Evening Shift

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Azenta Life Sciences is looking for a full-time Laboratory Technician I to join our Oligo Synthesis team in Cambridge!

Position: Laboratory Technician I

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts (moving to Waltham, MA in early 2022)

Shift: M-F 11:30PM-8AM

Why Work at Azenta Life Sciences: 

At Azenta, formerly Brooks Life Sciences, new ideas, new technologies and new ways of thinking are driving our future. Our customer-focused culture encourages employees to embrace innovation and challenge the status quo with novel thinking and collaborative work relationships.

All we accomplish is grounded in our core values of Customer Focus, Achievement, Accountability, Teamwork, Employee Value and Integrity. At Azenta, we are dedicated to enabling life sciences organizations around the world to bring impactful breakthroughs and therapies to market – faster.


  • Strictly follow SOPs and trainer’s direction in training, sample handling, project processing, and documentation

  • Adhering to safety protocols to ensure a safe environment

  • Receive and sort incoming oligo orders and generate synthesis runs

  • Perform all items on pre-synthesis checklist for oligo synthesizers

  • Perform all oligo processing steps from synthesis through packing/shipment

  • Monitor departmental email inbox, able to identify and report items needing urgent action

  • Build knowledge on how our instruments work

  • Maintain the organization and cleanliness of work area

  • Waste collection management including packaging and remove biohazard waste and rinsing/recycling used glass bottles



  • Open to feedback and proactively works to address gaps/issues 

  • Ability to learn and retain new concepts and tasks

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting 

  • Ability to work independently in a solitary setting at times

  • Takes ownership of actions and results 

  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment 

Experience (preferred but not required):   

  • Strong lab bench skills; pipetting experience

  • Automated liquid handling systems, reagent preparation, LC/MS operation

  • Microsoft office (Excel, Outlook, Word etc.)


  • HS Diploma required

  • A.S. Degree or equivalent lab experience preferred

  • Flexible and can work a late night shift starting at 11:30PM

EOE  M/F/Disabled/VET