• Research Technician - Kaelin Lab

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 6 days ago(6 days ago)
    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.

    A highly motivated laboratory research technician is being sought to join a research team that works to identify novel therapeutic targets and combinations in cancer using both in vitro and in vivo approaches. This individual will directly support a postdoctoral fellow to perform cutting-edge research with potential impact on cancer treatment. The ability to perform a variety of cellular and molecular biology techniques is essential for this role, as are excellent organizational and time management skills, ability to work within a team as well as independently, flexibility, and responsibility.


    • Extraction and analysis of DNA and mRNA including quantitative PCR
    • Basic DNA cloning
    • Generation of lentiviruses and infection into mammalian cell lines
    • Protein chemical assays including western blotting
    • Cell culture
    • Cellular assays (including flow cytometry) following pharmacological treatments and genetic inactivation by CRISPR
    • Assistance with mouse surgery and treatment
    • Data analysis and recording of results accurately in a lab notebook
    • Preparation of reagents and media used in lab experiments
    • Working closely with a scientist who will serve as direct supervisor and mentor


    We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with a BA/BS in biology or a related field and significant laboratory experience, particular with respect to cell culture. In addition to technical and scientific knowledge, this individual should have excellent organizational and time management skills and a willingness to learn new techniques. Attention to detail and excellent note-taking skills are essential.

    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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