• Research Technician

    Location US-MA-Brookline
    Job Posted Date 7 days ago(12/6/2018 11:13 AM)
    Job ID
    2019-12983
    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

    RESEARCH TECHNICIAN/OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

    We are currently seeking a Research Operation Coordinator to join our team in the Brown Lab at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School. This position includes but is not limited to: helping to manage Dr. Browns schedule especially travel planning, assisting Dr. Brown with academic tasks, overseeing and troubleshooting daily activities in the lab, working on our lab tissue bank and possibly doing wet laboratory work. We are seeking a highly-motivated and independent individual who is organized, good at problem solving, and preferably has prior administrative experience and/or laboratory experience. The position requires good time management skills, as it combines two different roles: lab/academic administrator and lab technician. The candidate will spend approximately half of the time assisting Dr. Brown and the other half working on lab related issues, including the tissue bank. After completing training, the candidate will be expected to independently carry out essential research functions in the laboratory, such as primary sample processing, and other tasks. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a translational cancer research lab that is focused on improving patient therapy and bringing new treatments to the clinic in the dynamic and vibrant academic atmosphere of Dana-Farber and Harvard Medical School.  We are preferably looking for someone with a bachelor’s degree in the sciences.

     

    • Set up, adjust, calibrate, clean, maintain and troubleshoot equipment.
    • Clean, maintain and prepare supplies and work areas and may be responsible for ordering of supplies. Collaborates with Purchasing and may be responsible for negotiating with vendors.
    • Conduct standardized biological, microbiological or biochemical tests and laboratory analyses, including the collection of information and samples from organic substances, such as blood, drugs, and animals.
    • Isolate, identify and prepare specimens for examination.
    • Analyze experimental data and interpret results to write reports and summaries of findings, including grant preparation and presentations, and look for opportunities to co-author publications. May be expected to participate in formal and information presentations of results to staff. 
    • Participate in grant application process and manuscript preparation as required.
    • Maintains 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.
    • Expected to provide intellectual and interactive commitment to position by keeping up with appropriate literature and research publications.
    • May be responsible for the development, modification and improvement of standard operating procedures.
    • Uses computers, computer-interfaced equipment, robotics or high-technology applications to perform work duties.
    • May be responsible for designing and executing advanced experiments and setting strategy. 
    • May be responsible for the examination of animals and specimens to detect the presence of disease or other problems.
    • May be responsible for monitoring laboratory budgets.

     

    Qualifications

    • 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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