• Research Technician

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 1 month ago(1/17/2020 3:35 PM)
    Job ID
    Research- Laboratory
    full time
    Location : Address
    27 Dry Dock Ave
    Location : City
  • Overview

    Exciting opportunity for an experienced, motivated research technician to join a translational laboratory studying various aspects of cellular adaptive immunity, especially in relation to T regulatory cell characterization, function and expansion, as well as the effects of various immune manipulations. We have a history of successfully conducting basic and preclinical experiments on new biologic agents and translating them into the clinic, and currently collaborate in clinical trials studying the adaptive use of T regulatory cells in transplant settings and in cancer.


    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 positions in this job family will assist scientists in performing scientific research, development and/or clinical tasks of varying complexity. In general, they will assist in the set up, operation and maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment, monitoring experiments, making observations and calculating and recording results.



    A successful candidate will have the following characteristics:

    • Reliable, organized, and flexible with ability to handle multiple activities and to reprioritize tasks
    • Understands lab etiquette and participation in general laboratory responsibilities (ordering and organizing laboratory supplies and reagents)
    • Able to work with other team members and collaborators as well as complete independent work
    • Ability to analyze information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems
    • Must have attention to detail and be thorough in completing work tasks
    • Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and be able to work within a team environment with a wide variety of faculty and staff
    • Able to work closely with supervisor and staff scientists to analyze data and interpret results of experiments within the context of research project goals, and participate in or take responsibility for SOP generation



    • Relevant experience in academia or industry strongly preferred. Master’s Degree preferred although Bachelor’s degree with adequate experience considered. Coursework in related fields (such as Immunology and Molecular Biology) a plus
    • Minimum of 2-4 years related experience 
    • Must have human cellular immunology experience, such as isolation of peripheral blood cells for characterization, purification, and cryopreservation; cell culture; sterile technique; cell-based assays including mixed lymphocyte culture and use of various molecular biology and immunology techniques to assess immune responses. Prior experience with T cell immunology also a strong plus
    • Flow cytometry experience highly desirable and cell sorting experience a strong plus.
    • Experience in analyzing biological data using GraphPad Prism and Excel required. Experience with FlowJo and SoftMax Pro and any array analysis experience strong positives
    • Other relevant experience includes multianalyte analysis (e.g. Luminex), ELISA, DNA and RNA isolation, PCR and RT-PCR, genechip and microarray, assay development and adaptation

    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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