Day Zero Diagnostics is an infectious disease genomics startup in Boston that is seeking a highly motivated full-time experienced senior laboratory research technician. The employee will become an integral member of our dynamic team as we develop a novel rapid diagnostic to identify causes of clinical infections. At Day Zero Diagnostics we are passionate about our mission of modernizing infectious diseases diagnosis and treatment. Employees gain experience in a multidisciplinary and fast-paced startup, and have ample opportunities to acquire new skills, engage with emerging technologies, work closely with our accomplished team, and communicate their results, all while working in a supportive and energetic environment. We work in state-of-the-art facilities within an exceptional research setting.


  • Perform and assist with molecular biology and microbiology experiments, including clinical sample preparation.
  • Ensure timely and accurate data outputs, practice stringent Quality Control (QC), and preform proficiency testing as required.
  • Receive and process clinical specimens from submitting laboratories.
  • Ensure quality control of equipment, reagents, and clinical samples.
  • Maintain meticulous documentation of experimental outcomes and contribute to test reports.
  • Maintain close communication with direct supervisor and members of the research team.
  • Follow established laboratory protocols for research and clinical services.
  • Independently performs a variety of laboratory procedures after training.
  • Demonstrates a level of understanding of both procedural and technical requirements of laboratory testing.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Medical Technology, or Molecular Biology from a four-year college or university with 3-4 years of industry experience; or a Master’s degree in Microbiology, Medical Technology, or Molecular Biology with 2-3 years of industry experience.
  • A minimum 2 years of postgraduate lab experience and/or training in microbiology and molecular biology.
  • Experience with quality control/quality assurance and clinical microbiology a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

Given that we are a small but rapidly growing startup company, this will be an exciting and busy role with frequently changing priorities. It is imperative that the employee:

  • Set objectives and plan work independently based on agreed outcomes.
  • Meet deadlines and assess priorities to handle fluctuating workloads.
  • Work at high levels of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Flexibility to occasionally work after hours

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