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.
This position will assist scientists in performing scientific research. In general, this position will assist in the set up, operation and maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment, monitoring experiments, making observations and calculating and recording results.
We are seeking a highly motivated Research Technician to conduct basic and translational research in the field of oncology. Current projects include studies on the molecular mechanisms underlying the development of multiple myeloma and novel therapies targeting protein homeostasis in myeloma and amyloidosis. Previous lab experience is encouraged. Particularly, we are looking for a person familiar with cell culture, western blotting, RNA and DNA extraction, PCR, transient transfection and lentiviral transduction. Prior experience with molecular cloning, immunoprecipitation, and flow cytometry would be a plus, but not mandatory.
BS in biology or a related field and strong academic interest is requested. Good organizational and interpersonal skills and a working knowledge of data management, word processing, graphic software (Excel, MS Word, Graphpad/PRISM) is preferred.
We are looking for candidates with at least one year 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.