• Research Technician -Center for Immuno Oncology

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 4 months ago(6/20/2019 3:24 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-15923
    Category
    Research- Laboratory
    Type
    full time
    Grade
    17
  • Overview

    Located in Boston, 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.  

    The Center for Immuno-Oncology established the Immune Assessment Laboratory to assist investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, its partners and external sites in establishing mechanistic and biomarker endpoints for clinical studies. With the recent success of immunotherapies through vaccines and checkpoint blockade targeted monoclonal antibodies, the goal of our Laboratory is to provide researchers with access to the latest innovations in immune monitoring in a quality-controlled setting.

    The Lab offers technical support and scientific advice to investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and its partners who are interested in performing clinical studies related to cancer immunotherapies.

    We provide data generation for clinical trials across multiple disease centers as well as the necessary expertise to design and develop assays related to cancer immunology biomarkers.

    We are also involved in the collection of blood and solid tissue from patients participating in more than 30 clinical trials at DFCI as well as multiple external sites.

    Our Lab is equipped with the latest technologies for the detection of soluble biomarkers, next generation sequencing, as well as determining cellular phenotypes.

    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

    •                         Graduate degree in Biology or healthcare related science

      Preparation of media, tissue culture and assays reagents

      Blood handling, and immune cells isolation and purification related techniques is a plus

      Experience in cell culture techniques including culture, maintenance and storage of mammalian cell lines

       

      ELISAs and flow cytometry experience (preferred)


      Keep regular, detailed and accurate documentation of lab activities

      Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and other Windows-based software

      Demonstrates exceptional organizational, communication and interpersonal skills


      The successful candidate will be a team-oriented, bench scientist. He or she must be self-motivated, and detail-oriented. The candidate should be an effective communicator

      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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