• Research Technician - Letai Lab

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 3 months ago(4/2/2018 10:31 AM)
    Job ID
    Hidden (24988)
    full time
  • Overview

    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.

    Position Summary: We are currently seeking a highly motivated and creative scientist to assist in the development and clinical testing of novel methods to guide cancer therapy in the Letai lab at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. The Letai lab is a translational medicine laboratory with a strong emphasis on functional precision medicine and improving patient therapy. The Research Technician will have the unique opportunity to support clinical testing that will influence patient care, as well as participate in the research and design of even better methods and biomarkers.


    • Duties and Responsibilities:

      • Communicate with cancer clinicians to coordinate patient sample collection and processing, ensuring proper documentation and quality control.
      • Set up and perform routine experiments in a clinical setting.
      • Perform statistical analysis of data and format into a clinical report.
      • Assist in the research, development, and optimization of new assays to be used by the lab or in clinical trials.
      • Collaborate with scientists from other laboratories and institutions to design experiments for
      • Maintain cell cultures.
      • Maintain inventory of laboratory supplies and reagents.
      • Prepare and present reports or lab meetings.
      • Perform other related duties as required.



    • Qualifications and Skills:

      • Familiarity with basic level laboratory techniques.
      • Demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively as part of a team.
      • Ability to think critically and creatively and ask scientific questions.
      • Positive attitude and good interpersonal skills.
      • Strong organizational techniques and the ability to handle a variety of tasks in a fast-paced environment.
      • Working knowledge of basic computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, and other related software.
      • Experience with FACS is a plus.



      B.S. or B.A. degree with science background required

    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.


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