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.
The research technician will join a team of scientists dedicated to understanding mechanisms of head and neck cancer response to immunotherapies and targeted therapies. Our laboratory is developing improved treatment strategies for head and neck cancer by studying patient cancers and preclinical models of disease. The technician will assist scientists in performing a wide variety of scientific research and development tasks of varying complexity. Primary duties will include processing of cancer patient specimens, assisting with set up, maintenance, testing and analysis of patient-derived cancer models, performing extraction, quantification and analysis of DNA, RNA and protein from clinical and preclinical specimens, maintaining cell cultures and assisting with studies evaluating anticancer treatments in cell culture and in mice.
The research environment is dynamic and the pace is fast. We believe this presents an exciting learning and training opportunity for a driven individual interested in biomedical research and experience.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in a field of biological science with emphasis on molecular and cellular biology.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES DESIRED:
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.