Laboratory Technician I

Woburn, MA

Overview of Role

ZwitterCo is seeking a Laboratory Technician with recent hands-on laboratory experience for 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

Water and wastewater management challenges are more than just headline problems. Issues like global water scarcity, heightened industrial water consumption, and ecosystem stress from improperly discharged effluents are applying economic pressure on all stakeholders in the lifecycle of water. As a result, water is now being prioritized as an issue of public health, environmental welfare, and national security. While the limited infrastructure currently in place to manage this critical resource remains a major risk for the future, public and private resolve to protect our planet are reaching levels not seen in recent memory. The scale of the challenge demands creativity and participation from everyone. At ZwitterCo, we play our part by innovating and implementing groundbreaking solutions.

ZwitterCo has developed a breakthrough in materials science – a new class of zwitterionic membrane chemistries – one which is uniquely positioned to treat highly-impaired wastewater. We deliver the treatment performance necessary to have measurable environmental impact and the economic value to be implemented swiftly. ZwitterCo’s mission is to make it practical for industries to reuse water, instead of wasting it, and we have the industry commitments and resources to deliver on that promise. The company has commercial operations in multiple food and beverage and industrial sectors and continues to advance the technology platform to 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.

  • Operate laboratory equipment
  • Perform routine characterization testing and compile data in a clear and organized manner
  • Assist with customer water testing
  • 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 a 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.