• Research Technician

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/23/2019 9:22 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-17020
    Category
    Research- Laboratory
    Type
    full time
    Grade
    17
  • 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 Jänne laboratory at Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology is searching for a motivated individual for a Research Technician position. The person would work in conjunction with other technicians, scientists, and post-doctoral fellows, aiding in mammalian cell culture based studies examining the effects of various molecular targeted agents in lung cancer. In this role, the technician would perform routine molecular biology techniques, including drug screens and various target inhibition assays, cell culture, viral transduction, protein chemistry, PCR, and cloning.



    Responsibilities

    • Maintain and prepare supplies and work areas.
    • 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. 
    • Maintains detailed notebook of all work-related activities.
    • Comply with Environmental Health and Safety policies 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. 

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor Degree in biological or related life sciences with at least 2 years of laboratory experience is required. 
    • Experience with molecular biology techniques and mammalian cell culture is required
    • Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and be able to work with a wide variety of faculty and staff.
    • Ability to analyze information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems.
    • Applicant needs to be organized, punctual, have excellent communication and record keeping skills and be able to work independently. 


    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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