• Research Technician - CCPM & Laboratory for Bio-Microdevices

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/7/2019 12:11 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-13629
    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.

    The Joint Center for Cancer Precision Medicine at DFCI & Laboratory for Bio-Micro Devices provides a vibrant research environment with close links to the Broad Insitute, Harvard and the Harvard-affiliated hospitals across Boston. Working in the Laboratory for Bio-Micro Devices provides a unique opportunity to develop engineering advancements that are applied to make fundamental discoveries about biological mechanisms underlying disease, and translate the findings directly to patients.

     

    Interested applicants should consult the following representative publications:

     http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/7/284/284ra57

    https://www.nature.com/articles/nm.4256

    http://clincancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/22/24/6031

     

    More information can be found at:   jonaslab.bwh.harvard.edu



    Responsibilities

    CCPM is looking for an exceptional candidate to join the Laboratory for Bio-Microdevices to focus on a project that applies our unique Lab-in-a-patient technology to study drug sensitivity and tumor immunology within live tumors and other organs.

    The successful candidate will contribute to technology development and basic discovery.

    RESEARCH/PROJECT INVOLVEMENT:

    • Actively contribute to implantable microdevice projects to study immune cell responses directly within tumors
    • Conduct in vivo multiplexed genome editing studies in various organs using implantable microdevices
    • Conduct in vivo mouse experiments
    • Analysis of tissue samples using state-of-the-art multiplexed immunohistochemistry (CyCif), single cell RNAseq, mass spectrometry tissue imaging, and other cutting edge techniques
    • Contribute to manuscript preparation as well as internal and external project-team reports.
    • Make detailed observations, analyzes/documents experimental data, and interprets results
    • Present results to group leadership
    • Contribute to scientific papers, reports, and presentations

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in biomedical engineering, biology, biophysics, or related field, or equivalent practical experience.
    • Experience in immunology lab work and data analysis
    • Good knowledge of molecular biology, cell culture and immunological and genome editing methods
    • Excellent communication, organization, and time management skills
    • Demonstrated capability as highly organized, a creative problem-solver, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and able to work independently as well as within cross-functional teams; experience working in an interdisciplinary team with laboratory scientists and clinicians is a plus.
    • Creative, organized, motivated, team player
    • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing and highly demanding, and collaborative environments.


    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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