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.
This position will assist scientists in performing scientific research, development and/or clinical tasks of varying complexity. In general, this position will assist in the set up, operation and maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment, monitoring experiments, making observations and calculating and recording results.
Seeking a motivated and creative individual for a research assistant position to help with the translational research efforts of the Davids Laboratory at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School (davidslab.dana-farber.org). Interactions with cancer scientists and clinicians will be common, and you will be a part of a supportive and team-oriented lab. Attendance at the high quality research conferences at DFCI and HMS will be encouraged. This position will involve work mainly with primary patient samples, studying the effects of targeted therapies in pre-clinical or clinical development for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and other forms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The ideal candidate is smart, excited to learn new technologies, works well in teams, and has at least some laboratory experience in cell culture. Additionally, experience in flow cytometry, tumor handling, or cancer research will be viewed favorably, but are not required. Good communication skills are essential. Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts with scientific minor required. Experience working in a medical or scientific research setting is preferred. It is expected that the research assistant will be included as an author on publications deriving from the work. Start date is in September.
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.