• Research Technician - Wu Lab

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Job ID
    2018-11879
    Category
    Hidden (24988)
    Type
    full time
    Grade
    17
  • 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.

    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.

    Responsibilities

     

    A full-time position is available for a highly motivated research technician to examine translational aspects of leukemia and lymphoma, including how cancer cells evade the immune system. The laboratory uses a variety of biochemical, cell biology, and translational approaches to identify new therapeutic targets and develop preclinical models.  The technician will be responsible for cell culture, basic handling of DNA and RNA, including PCR, transfection and retroviral transduction of murine and human cells, flow cytometry, preparation of reagents and media used in lab experiments, operation and maintenance of standard lab equipment. The technician will also engage in exciting opportunities to sequence DNA and RNA from single cells and learn data analysis; thus, the candidate should have meticulous record keeping skills. This position will also require processing of mouse tissue samples, and the ideal candidate would be willing to learn basic mouse handling skills. Training is available in all procedures; some experience in the above techniques is preferred.

    We are looking for candidates who have at least two years of availability. The job will provide great exposure to someone who is considering going to graduate school or medical school in the future.  

     

     

    Qualifications

    • Minimum of B.A./B.S. with experience in molecular biology. Some previous laboratory experience is required.

    • Knowledge of information and techniques related to either biology, chemistry, or medicine is preferred.
    • Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and be able to work with a wide variety of faculty and staff.
    • Ability to analyze information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems.
    • Must have attention to detail and be thorough in completing work tasks.
    • Ability to work within a team environment.


    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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