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 a laboratory of R. Coleman Lindsley, MD, PhD, at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in Boston, Massachusetts. Our laboratory studies how genetic and epigenetic abnormalities contribute to the development and progression of blood cancers, such as acute leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes. We use human samples and CRISPR-based cell line and animal models to understand disease and to develop novel approaches to improve current cancer therapies.
We are seeking enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals who thrive in a fast-paced, challenging research environment, and can interact well with others as part of a cohesive team. If you have a desire to make a significant impact in healthcare, and have the fortitude to work hard, you will succeed within this team.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Research Technician will work under supervision to support and manage a laboratory at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute by performing DNA cloning, DNA/RNA sequencing, cell-based assays, PCR/RT-PCR and other biochemical techniques. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to: cell culture work including maintenance of cells, transfections and infections; isolation of primary cells from blood or bone marrow, genotyping, injection (ip/iv) and blood collection from mice; and maintaining lab supplies.
Laboratory environment: occasionally works with toxic chemicals, biohazards, animals, and substances emitting unpleasant odors.
B.A/B.S with significant biological/physical science coursework preferred. Experience with techniques in molecular biology and cell biology is desirable.
SKILLS / ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES 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.