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 seek an experienced candidate for a full-time position integrating technician and operation management roles for a newly opened laboratory at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Murakami laboratory studies minimal residual disease in B-cell leukemia and lymphoma and aims to translate biologic insights into individualized therapies to improve clinical outcomes in patients with these diseases. We do this by utilizing our repository of preclinical models including patient-derived xenograft (PDX) mouse models, access to conventional and experimental therapeutic agents, expertise in lymphoid genomics and bioinformatics, novel single-cell biophysical and molecular profiling platforms, and involvement in early phase clinical trials. The candidate hired will work closely with Dr. Murakami to set up the laboratory, conduct experiments, and assist in ongoing laboratory management. Candidates are not expected to have personal experience in all the listed conceptual and methodological domains, but competitive candidates will be those who are eager to learn, flexible, willing to accommodate patient sample availability, highly organized, and possess excellent communication and record-keeping abilities.
The senior technician will be responsible for conducting experiments to advance the research progress in the lab. As part of this work, they will be responsible for the following:
The candidate should be able to perform basic laboratory work independently. Study design and the execution of more technically ambitious projects will be performed with Dr. Murakami and/or other trainees. Laboratory operation management will initially require close coordination with Dr. Murakami but is expected to offer greater latitude over time. The technician should have flexibility to work on some evenings and weekends as needed to meet project goals. We seek candidates who have at least 2 years of availability.
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.