• Senior Research Associate

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 2 months ago(8/19/2019 9:23 AM)
    Job ID
    Research- Laboratory
    full time
  • 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 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.

    The Robert and Renée Belfer Center for Applied Cancer Science is an integrative research center within Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and is dedicated to translating basic discoveries into new effective therapies for cancer patients. We work with both industry and academic partners and apply industrial capabilities to cutting edge clinical science. We partner with industry in drug discovery/development & Dana-Farber Physician Scientists to delineate the clinical path of therapies. As part of our growing team, we are seeking highly motivated bench-level scientists to conduct biomarker discovery and development.  


    • We are seeking Research Associates to be part of a project team focused on discovering, translating, and developing next generation biomarkers using cutting edge technologies (Flow cytometry, single cell RNAseq, ultrasensitive Next Generation Sequencing, CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing).

      • Perform laboratory experiments and conduct data analysis
      • Generate reliable and reproducible data
      • Design experiments and execute on protocols; propose modification to protocols as needed
      • Maintain accurate records, write reports, and prepare presentations
      • Contribute to project team as well as overall laboratory organization and safety


    • Required Qualifications

      • BS/MS in biological sciences or equivalent
      • 1-2  years research experience in academic and/or pharmaceutical/biotech environment
      • Experience working in the fields of molecular biology, cell biology, or protein biochemistry
      • Preferred Qualifications:
      • Experience with mammalian cell culture
      • Experience with routine protein and molecular biology techniques
      • Independent, self-motivated and innovative
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills
      • Outstanding interpersonal and team skills
      • Ability to excel in a goal-oriented, multifaceted and fast-moving team environment
      • Basic immunology and experience with flow cytometry a plus
    • Ability to work within a team environment.

    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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