• Research Technician

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 1 month ago(9/9/2019 2:26 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-15908
    Category
    Research- Laboratory
    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 Anderson lab is working on cancer immunotherapy. We are seeking a highly-motivated Research Technician who will be responsible for tissue culture work, in vitro cells analysis and assisting lab works, analyses and scientific writing. Primary responsibility includes performing immunology related various biological assays, analyzing patients’ samples and tumor-specific effector cells function, and assisting with other lab tasks as needed. This involves the skill to work in sterile condition, freezing/thawing primary cells and cell lines, preparation of cells and experiments for screening and validating novel biologically-based drugs. Additional responsibilities include processing patient peripheral blood and bone marrow samples. Expertise in evaluation of drug efficacy studies in animal models, bioinformatics and statistics is helpful. The successful candidate will be able to work flexible hours in order to accommodate experimental needs, organized, and a team player.

    Responsibilities

    • 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

    A minimum of a Bachelors Degree or Master Degree is required, preferably in the Immunology or Biological Science. Experience in biological / immune assays and flow cytometry and analysis (DIVA, FLOWJO) is highly preferred. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated, goal-oriented, dedicated, and possess excellent organizational, communication, and analytical 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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