We are seeking a motivated and qualified Senior Research Technician to join our team in the Translational Hub. The Translational Hub is an initiative of the Breast Oncology Program to collect, store and distribute biospecimens from breast cancer patients enrolled on our clinical trials and cohort studies. As a primary responsibility, the successful candidate will be expected to work closely with clinical investigators and oversee collection, processing, quality assessment and storage of clinical samples.?? Additionally, the successful candidate will be involved with ongoing basic and translational research programs using patient specimens. In this capacity, the successful candidate may work closely with postdoctoral or medical fellows performing in vitro and in vivo experiments as well as the development and validation of culture systems and assays.?? The successful candidate may also oversee daily activities in the laboratory including ordering and managing the laboratory space.??
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.
Responsible for handling, processing, and storage of patient biospecimens including tissue, blood and stool in a Biosafety Level (BSL) 2 environment.
Maintain inventory for multiple clinical studies using institutional platforms.
Collaborate with PI, project manager, study team to identify and prepare samples for further research.
Handle incoming and outgoing dangerous goods shipments.
Set up, adjust, calibrate, clean, maintain and troubleshoot equipment.
Clean, maintain and prepare supplies and work areas; may be responsible for ordering of supplies.
Conduct standardized biological, microbiological, immunological, or biochemical tests and laboratory analyses.
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. May be expected to participate in formal and informal presentations of results to staff.??
Participate in grant application process and manuscript preparation as required.
Maintain thorough documentation of all work-related activities.
Monitor laboratory work to ensure compliance with Environmental Health and Safety information as well as the standard operation procedures specific to each laboratory.
Expected to provide intellectual and interactive commitment to position by keeping up with appropriate literature and research publications.
May be responsible for the development, modification and improvement of standard operating procedures.
Uses computers, computer-interfaced equipment, robotics or high-technology applications to perform work duties.
May be responsible for designing and executing advanced experiments and setting strategy.??
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.
Bachelor???s Degree required with a major in biology or chemistry preferred.
2-4 years of Experience in a wet lab preferred.
Knowledge of information and techniques related to either biology, immunology, or medicine is preferred.
A 2???3-year commitment is preferred.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability and willingness to work closely with other colleagues; experience and comfort in working with individuals with diverse backgrounds and differing viewpoints; openness to new ideas. Must value working as a member of a team.
Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
Exceptional organization skills, with demonstrated ability to multi-task to enable concurrent projects in a complex, fast paced environment.
Must have attention to detail and be thorough in completing work tasks.
Excellent quantitative, analytic, and problem-solving skills to evaluate all aspects of a problem opportunity and make or facilitate appropriate and timely decisions.
Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
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.