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Job Posting: Gloucester Biotechnology Academy Instructor

12 May 2022 8:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Job Description: Gloucester Biotechnology Academy Instructor

(2 positions available)

This is not your average teaching position. Gloucester Biotechnology Academy instructors enjoy a low student to teacher ratio, students with a passion for science, and support from the Gloucester community. 

Our students graduate in 10 months with more lab hours than a 4-year Bachelor’s degree recipient, and are already making a different at biotech, life science and pharmaceutical companies across the state.

Reporting to the Lead Teacher, the Instructor is a part of the Academy’s robust teaching team. Twin passions for teaching and science are a must. The successful candidate will be a collaborative team player and exceptional representative of the organization. This is a critical role as GMGI continues to enhance its quality programs, build capacity and achieve ambitious goals, and represents a tremendous opportunity to join a rapidly growing, high-impact organization recognized in 2022 as the recipient of the Massachusetts Workforce Innovation Award.

Essential Areas of Responsibility

  • Deliver instruction of theoretical content and practical training in classroom and laboratory to both vocational (post-high school) learners and STEM enrichment (middle and high school) students

  • Assist in the training and supervision of new instructors and teaching assistants

  • Prepare lesson materials, teaching schedules, and daily plans

  • Prepare laboratory for daily experiments, maintain chemical, consumable, and equipment inventory

  • Assist with student assessments, feedback and professional development

  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of lectures, curriculum content, labs, assessments, policies, handbook, and lab manuals, in alignment with industry

  • Test new protocols and draft SOPs

  • Assist with the routine and periodic maintenance of instruments and safety equipment, and schedule necessary repairs 

  • Manage orders of materials and equipment 

  • Participate in community outreach, recruitment, orientation, internship placement, matriculation and alumni support


  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in biology, chemistry, molecular biology, or biotechnology

  • Individuals with experience in cell culture are highly encouraged to apply

  • Minimum of one year of experience leading a classroom

  • Passion for teaching and mentoring students

  • Comfort working with modern biotechnology instrumentation and methods

  • Ability to interpret and present scientific data to individuals with a non-science background

  • Solid understanding of accepted laboratory techniques and practices

  • Basic knowledge of statistical data analysis

  • High energy, can-do attitude

  • Self-motivated, capable of working in a dynamic start-up environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Integrity towards scientific research and data quality

  • Enthusiasm and commitment to the GMGI mission of innovative science and education

Who we are

The Gloucester Biotechnology Academy launched its first class in 2015, and is a hands-on vocational program which trains young adults to become professional laboratory technicians in the life sciences, biotech and biomanufacturing. The certificate curriculum provides hands-on instruction in such in-demand fields as state-of-the-art genomics sequencing and biomanufacturing, and students get real-world experience with a paid internship. The Academy is one leg of a strategy triad of the Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI) which also includes a research institute and science community initiative expanding the local economy as we build a vibrant science hub on Cape Ann. The Academy, with graduation and career placement rates that outpace all norms, is in a high-growth mode with a fantastic team ready to lead the organization into its next chapter.

GMGI’s ambitious mission addresses critical challenges facing our oceans, human health and the environment through innovative scientific research and education. By bringing world-class science and transformative workforce development to Gloucester’s historic waterfront, GMGI is catalyzing the regional economy.

Work environment and other requirements

The Instructor is based at GMGI’s Gloucester Biotechnology Academy location, 55 Blackburn Center, Gloucester, MA. A generous benefits package is provided and salary is commensurate with experience and other qualifications. 

GMGI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance and business need. In addition to researching diversity in our oceans, GMGI is committed to supporting diversity in our workforce and classrooms. We know that varied backgrounds and experiences stimulates discussion and new ideas. We are taking action on diversity, equity and inclusion by providing training opportunities to increase self-awareness as an organization and building a team of staff and students from uniquely different backgrounds. Our culture is built on innovation, collaboration and a shared desire to impact our community.

To Apply

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