• Research Tech - Senior

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 2 months ago(8/1/2019 3:29 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-16471
    Category
    Research- Laboratory
    Type
    full time
    Grade
    18
  • 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.

    A Research Technician position is available in a laboratory of R. Coleman Lindsley, MD, PhD, at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in Boston, Massachusetts. Our laboratory studies how genetic and epigenetic abnormalities contribute to the development and progression of adult and pediatric blood cancers, such as acute leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes. We use genomic technologies in human samples as well as CRISPR-based cell line and animal models to understand disease and to develop novel approaches to improve current cancer therapies.

     

    We are seeking enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals who thrive in a fast-paced, challenging research environment, and can interact well with others as part of a cohesive team. Applicants interested in joining the team for at least 2 years will be prioritized.



    Responsibilities

     

    • Perform experiments, which may be moderate to complex with increasing independence.
    • Record data and analyze results using basic statistics.
    • Maintain and perform experiments with cells in tissue culture.
    • Pre-clinical rodent work (mouse handling, injections and some surgery).
    • Help to prepare presentations and written articles for publication.
    • Prepare laboratory reagents, chemicals, instruments, and maintain equipment.
    • Maintain supplies inventory in accordance with departmental procedures.
    • All other duties, as assigned.

     

    Qualifications

    • B.A./B.S. with significant biological/physical science coursework preferred. Experience with techniques in molecular biology and cell biology is desirable.

     

    SKILLS / ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

    • High degree of computer literacy
    • Sound analytical and organizational skills
    • Good oral and written communication skills
    • Must be able to logically and effectively structure tasks and set priorities
    • Ability to identify potential problems and trouble-shoot solutions
    • Demonstrated ability to analyze data statistically and to present it logically

    WORKING CONDITIONS:

     

    Laboratory environment: Occasional work with toxic chemicals, biohazards, animals, and substances emitting unpleasant odors.


    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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