Laboratory Technician

Woburn, MA

Overview of Role

ZwitterCo is seeking an experienced Laboratory Technician seeking a high-impact role in a rapidly expanding business. The candidate will play a key role in testing and evaluating ZwitterCo’s breakthrough nanofiltration membranes, as well as performing testing for current and prospective customers.

Candidates with experience in environmental or product testing laboratories are particularly encouraged to apply.

About ZwitterCo

ZwitterCo has developed a breakthrough in materials science, a new class of zwitterionic membranes that are immune to fouling, making it practical and affordable to treat unconventional water and wastewater. Our mission is to provide industries with the tools to create clean water from every source, whether it involves accessing novel sources of water, shoring up distressed assets, or enabling onsite wastewater reuse. ZwitterCo was named Global Water Intelligence’s 2023 Breakthrough Water Technology Company of the year and has commercial operations in multiple food and beverage, agricultural, and industrial sectors. The company is rapidly growing its global footprint, as well as advancing its technology platform to develop new tools that unlock broader water and wastewater applications.

Responsibilities include:

The Laboratory Technician will take responsibility for a variety of functions in ZwitterCo’s R&D Lab.

  • Operating laboratory equipment
  • Perform routine characterization testing and compile data in a clear and organized manor
  • Assist with customer water testing
  • Operate analytical
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Critical Success Factors

  • Successful candidates will be methodical
  • Have excellent attention to detail
  • Be well-versed in good laboratory practices and techniques.
  • Have a keen interest in environmental and water technologies.


Candidates should have a combination of an appropriate degree (two or four year) in the science field and 1+ years of hands-on laboratory experience. Additional qualifications:

  • Experience with running routine tests in a laboratory
  • Basic statistical analysis (mean, standard deviations, confidence intervals)
  • Be comfortable in a laboratory environment.
  • Experience with membrane or filter testing preferred
  • Proficient in tools relevant to these fields, such as MS Excel

Schedule, Travel, Compensation, and Location

This is a full-time position in Woburn, MA and will report directly to the Senior Manager of Membrane Development.

Travel for this role is expected to be between 0% - 5%.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and include equity and benefits.