Cambridge, MA 
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Job Description
Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
Requisition ID 2021-5328

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now

Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact


Draper is seeking a motivated laboratory researcher to contribute to the design and execution of biological and analytical studies to support R&D programs across a spectrum of government and commercial sponsors. We are developing novel technologies at the interface between biology, chemistry, and engineering, with a particular emphasis on leveraging our groundbreaking advances in microfluidic devices and systems. This opportunity will emphasize skills and experience with protein expression and purification, as well as broader capabilities in molecular biology. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, observant, collaborative and dedicated. We offer an atmosphere that fosters innovation, individual contributions within a team environment, intellectual freedom and creativity, and an emphasis on career development.



    BS in a biology discipline, chemistry/biochemistry or biomedical engineering, with 1-3 years relevant laboratory experience


  • Experience with a variety of molecular biology techniques, including cloning, PCR, bacterial culture, transformation, and Sanger sequencing, is required
  • Experience with recombinant protein expression and purification is highly desired
  • Experience with protein analysis techniques, including SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, and various quantification methods, is highly desired
  • Ability to troubleshoot experimental issues, summarize data, interpret results, and format data for reporting via presentation or publication
  • Laboratory organizational skills and strong communication skills are required.

This position requires the ability to obtain a US Security Clearance. The primary requirement for a security clearance is US citizenship.

** Draper has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all Draper employees. This will be a condition of employment to work at Draper.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
1 to 3 years
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