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.
We are seeking a highly-motivated and skilled research technician who will be responsible for providing high-level technical support for ongoing research efforts. The applicant should be able to work independently and be comfortable problem solving, and will be expected to contribute to both conceptual and technical aspects of the project.
This position will assist scientists in performing scientific research, development and/or clinical tasks of varying complexity. 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.
MS in biology, or a related field, and/or at least 1-2 years of professional laboratory experience preferred.
Good organizational and interpersonal skills and a working knowledge of data management, word processing, and graphic software (Excel, MS Word, Graphpad/PRISM) is preferred.
At least a two-year commitment preferred.
Some work on nights and weekends may be required.
Previous technical experience with basic cellular and molecular biology research techniques is required, including, but not limited to tissue culture, western blotting, immunoprecipitation, extraction and analysis of DNA and RNA, PCR, and cloning.
Experience in bioinformatics and/or mouse modeling is a plus.
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.