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 underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
A research technician position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Keith Ligon within the Precision Medicine Brain Tumor Research Group. Applicants should have a degree in sciences or bioengineering. Applicant must have prior experience in laboratory or engineering research. The applicant will contribute to discovery of advances in basic biology, diagnostics and treatment of cancer and brain tumors.
The applicant will utilize and learn techniques of cell biology, human and animal research, genomics and preclinical testing of drugs and treatments. They will help to create and study new patient Avatars and stem cell models of cancer within the DFCI Living Tissue Bank program. Applicants with prior experience in areas such as cell culture work, bioengineering, basic programming/coding skills, preclinical studies, drug screening, and mouse experimentation are highly preferred. Applicants will learn high throughput screening techniques, stem cell methods, and preclinical trial development. Developing a high degree of independence will be fostered, and opportunities for intellectual input and participation in manuscripts will also be readily available. The laboratory offers a dynamic environment for collaboration and learning across a wide range of disciplines in medical research.
Prior experience in research is required. Bachelor or higher degree in sciences, bioengineering, biochemistry, molecular biology, or related field required. Position is available immediately.
We are looking for candidates who have at least two years of availability.
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.