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 seeking a highly motivated and dedicated full-time technician. The laboratory is focused on investigation of costimulatory molecules such as PD-L1 that regulate the immune response and their potential for cancer immunotherapy using mouse models and human tumor samples.
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.
The candidate should have proficiency in multi-color flow cytometry and cellular immunological assays and experience in mouse tumor models. Experience working with monoclonal antibodies, hybridoma cell culture, protein manipulations such as purification, fluorophore conjugations, and western blotting is highly desirable. Commonly performed tasks will include mouse tumor immunotherapy and monitoring, cell preparation from mouse and human tumors, FACS analysis, cell culture, ELISA, RNA extraction, real time PCR, and gene cloning. About 10% effort will be spent on lab/administrative support activities such as ordering, organization, and shipping.
The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, self-motivated, dedicated, possess excellent organizational skills, be attentive to detail, and capable of forming effective working relationships with members of the research team. A BA/BS or equivalent in Biology, or a related field is required. A minimum two-year commitment is required. Please send 1) a cover letter briefly summarizing your research experience and career goals, CV, and contact information for three references.
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.