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About the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute ( 
Internationally renowned research in the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute (DNI) at Drexel University is focused on the fundamental and applied aspects of synthesis, characterization, and applications of 2D transition metal carbides and nitrides (MXenes). DNI develops and studies new nanomaterials and works closely with industry and academic partners with the goal of significantly decreasing the time from discovery to commercial application of new materials.

DNI and the laboratory of Professor Yury Gogotsi at Drexel University has an opening for a full-time laboratory technician with excellent organizational skills. The successful candidate will be working with our researchers to keep our 7000 sq. ft. lab safe and operational. We use powder metallurgy techniques to prepare ceramic precursors and wet chemistry to synthesize MXenes. This position requires knowledge of chemicals and materials. Applicants with experience working in a chemistry or materials science laboratory in industry or academia are encouraged to apply.

This position equally involves maintaining our chemical inventory, ordering chemicals, maintaining equipment, shipping materials to our partners, and overseeing chemical safety and hygiene in the laboratory. Thus, the ideal candidate should have strong organizational and communication skills and a keen understanding of chemistry and chemical safety.

Our laboratory hosts more than 40 students, post-docs, and visiting researchers. DNI is involved in collaborations in the US and around the world and has an excellent track record of funding. Working with DNI offers great opportunities for learning, collaboration, and professional and personal growth.

Essential Functions

  • Perform lab maintenance duties, which include ordering and stocking lab supplies, preparing shipments, and overseeing the general safety of the laboratory.
  • Manage chemical inventory, for safety and tracking supply.
  • Maintain laboratory and laboratory equipment.
  • Coordinate cleanings, repairs, calibrations, etc. of all equipment within the lab, Drexel, and external vendors.
  • Participate in group meetings and engage in various laboratory activities.
  • Manage personnel in the lab. Onboard new members and coordinate with mentors, and perform offboarding assistance for departing members (pertaining to physical lab presence).

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry, materials science, or a related field is required.
  • At least 1 year of relevant experience (the salary will be commensurate with experience) is required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Masters Degree is preferred.
• Hands-on experience with lab equipment maintenance.
• Advanced knowledge of chemicals.
• People management skills.


University City.

Additional Information

This position is classified as exempt with a salary grade of J. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

Please review the Benefits Brochure for some information on our benefits offerings.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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