• Research Technician

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 6 months ago(11/9/2018 8:55 AM)
    Job ID
    Hidden (24988)
    full time
  • 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.


    The Fischer Lab in Cancer Biology seeks a highly motivated individual to join the team as a full-time research technician. Our laboratory is based at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Longwood center and is an affiliate of the Department of Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology (BCMP) at Harvard Medical School. Our laboratory uses a wide variety of approaches to study the pathways and protein complexes involved in the regulation of protein abundance via cellular degradation systems that are often associated with human diseases, including cancer. This individual will be an important member of our research team and will be centrally involved in assisting various research projects primarily involving cell treatment and mass spectrometry. In addition to the bench-based research, responsibilities will also include some aspects of laboratory management and organization. Training is available in all aspects of experimental research.

    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.


    • Clean, maintain work areas and may be responsible for ordering of supplies
    • Set up, adjust, calibrate and operation of standard lab equipment
    • Prepares and maintains laboratory reagents and stocks
    • Maintains cell culture and performs drug treatments
    • Conduct standardized biological or biochemical assays and laboratory analyses, eg. TR-FRET, FP, cell-based assays
    • Conduct routine mass spectrometry sample preparation and analysis
    • Compiles and analyzes experimental data and interprets results to write summaries of findings for presentation of results to staff
    • Uses computers, computer-interfaced equipment, robotics or high-technology applications to perform work duties
    • Responsible for maintaining detailed notebook of all work-related activities.
    • Monitors laboratory work to ensure compliance with Environmental Health and Safety information as well as the standard operation procedures specific to each laboratory.



    • Bachelor's Degree required with a major in biology or chemistry preferred. 
    • 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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