A full-time position is available for a highly motivated research technician to contribute to the analysis of novel murine models of cancer, and in particular to the study of the genomic evolution of leukemia cells, and their interactions with the immune microenvironment in an in vivo model setting. The laboratory uses a variety of techniques in molecular biology, immunology, and single cell technologies to develop understanding of the impact of cancer mutations on the microenvironment. The technician will be responsible for animal handling, breeding and tissue processing, and molecular and cellular immunology workflows including flow cytometry and single-cell RNA seq. The technician should have excellent record keeping skills, and a drive to develop new methods in single-cell immunology. Training is available in all protocols and procedures; experience with basic technique in molecular biology is strongly preferred.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
The candidate will be expected to independently carry out essential research functions in the laboratory that include but are not limited to experience in cell and molecular biology techniques.
Specifically, the candidate is expected to:
set up, adjust, calibrate, clean, maintain and troubleshoot equipment;
clean, maintain and prepare supplies and work areas and may be responsible for ordering of supplies;
collaborate with DFCI Purchasing and be responsible for negotiating with vendors;
conduct standardized biological, microbiological or biochemical tests and laboratory analyses, including the collection of information and samples from organic substances, such as blood, drugs, and animals;
isolate, identify and prepare specimens for examination;
analyze experimental data and interpret results to write reports and summaries of findings, including grant preparation and presentations, and look for opportunities to co-author publications;
participate in formal and information presentations of results to staff;
participate in grant application process and manuscript preparation as required;
maintain detailed notebooks of all work-related activities;
monitor laboratory work to ensure compliance with Environmental Health and Safety information, as well as the standard operating procedures specific to each laboratory.
provide intellectual and interactive commitment to the position by keeping up with appropriate literature and research publications;
be responsible for the development, modification and improvement of standard operating procedures;
use computers, computer-interfacing equipment, robotics or high-technology applications to perform work duties;
be responsible for designing and executing advanced experiments and setting strategy; and
be responsible for the examination of animals and specimens to detect the presence of disease or other problems.
The ideal candidate should possess strong communication and organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to perform in a team environment. In addition, the position requires:
The position requires:
a bachelor's degree, with a major in biology or chemistry preferred;
previous laboratory experience, with work in molecular biology preferred;
knowledge of information and techniques related to either biology, chemistry or medicine is preferred;
excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and the ability to work with a wide variety of faculty and staff;
the ability to analyze information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems;
strong attention to detail and thorough completion of work tasks; and
the ability to work within a team environment.
At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.?? As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.?? Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.