• Research Technician

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 3 months ago(10/24/2019 2:05 PM)
    Job ID
    Research- Laboratory
    full time
    Location : Address
    450 Brookline Ave
    Location : City
  • Overview

    There is an immediate opening for a research technician in Qi group at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to look for exceptional researcher in Chemistry and Chemical Biology field. The Qi lab studies gene regulatory pathways using the emerging discipline of chemical biology. Successful candidates will work with an interdisciplinary team of scientists including medicinal chemists, biochemists, computational biologists, and cancer biologists to develop novel inhibitors of chromatin modifying enzymes, such as methyltransferases, demethylases as well as other epigenetic targets and transcription factors. The successful candidate will perform research that establish fundamental insights to cancer biology using novel small molecule inhibitors to gain mechanistic understanding in cancer therapy.  We expect that novel therapeutics for human clinical investigation will emerge directly from these efforts through academic/industry collaborations.


    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 are looking for candidates who have at least a two-year availability.




    We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and experienced bench-level candidates with chemical biology, biochemistry and biology training who is willing to learn multi-discipline approach for cancer research to join our team. The major focus of this position will include developing and executing design chemical biology and biology experiments while investigating novel biological mechanisms of action of inhibitors in cancer with team.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Skill in organic chemistry, compound characterization with NMR and mass spec
    • Understanding the medicinal chemistry for small molecule inhibitor design
    • Performing laboratory experiments and conducting data analysis
    • Designing experiments and executing protocols
    • Maintaining accurate records, writing reports, and preparing presentations
    • Contribute to the organization of the overall laboratory and safety



    • BA/BS in chemistry or biochemistry
    • Enthusiastic, team player, and self-motivated individual
    • Experience working in the fields of organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, or biochemistry.
    • Excellent communication skills

    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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