Gloucester Biotechnology Academy Instructor

Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute

Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute

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Posted on Monday, May 23, 2022


(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 difference 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


  • 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

Salary commensurate with experience.

It’s our goal as an employer to provide an enriching and supportive environment for our employees. We are proud to offer a benefit package that includes:

  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Medical and Dependent Flex Spending Accounts
  • Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • 10 Paid Holidays

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to

Applicants must be authorized to work in the US.

About GMGI

Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI) was launched in 2013 in the belief that the ocean represents a new source of opportunity. As a not-for-profit whose ambitious mission is to “address critical challenges facing our oceans, human health and the environment through innovative scientific research and education” GMGI is demonstrating that there is vast potential in marine science discovery powered by genomics. Our science strategy is based on a platform of advanced ‘omics technologies with three focus areas (1) Biotechnology & Biomedicine, (2) Ecosystem Function & Health and (3) Fisheries & Aquaculture.
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 having varied backgrounds and experiences stimulates discussion and new ideas. We are committed to taking action on diversity, equity, and inclusion through providing substantial training opportunities to increase our self-awareness as an organization, and building a team of staff and students from uniquely different backgrounds. Please visit our website for more information:

Our Research Team Is Hiring!