• Research Technician

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 5 days ago(10/10/2019 8:18 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.

    This position will have two types of responsibilities.  The first will be to assist Dr. Brown and the lab with travel arrangements, scheduling, meetings and academic work including submission of papers and grants, formatting powerpoint presentations.  The second will be to assist scientists in the lab in performing scientific research with a particular emphasis on our tissue banking effort, both cell processing and database updating, as well as experimental work if time permits. 



      We are currently seeking a Research Operation Coordinator to join our team in the Brown Lab at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School. This position includes but is not limited to: helping to manage Dr. Browns schedule especially travel planning, assisting Dr. Brown with academic tasks, overseeing and troubleshooting daily activities in the lab, working on our lab tissue bank and possibly doing wet laboratory work. We are seeking a highly-motivated and independent individual who is organized, good at problem solving, and preferably has prior administrative experience and/or laboratory experience. The position requires good time management skills, as it combines two different roles: lab/academic administrator and lab technician. The candidate will spend approximately half of the time assisting Dr. Brown and the other half working on lab related issues, including the tissue bank. After completing training, the candidate will be expected to independently carry out essential research functions in the laboratory, such as primary sample processing, and other tasks. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a translational cancer research lab that is focused on improving patient therapy and bringing new treatments to the clinic in the dynamic and vibrant academic atmosphere of Dana-Farber and Harvard Medical School.  We are preferably looking for someone with a bachelor’s degree in the sciences.


      • Edit and format powerpoint presentations, abstracts, papers and grants.
      • Schedule travel and interact with many outside organizations while managing Dr. Brown’s travel schedule
      • Process patient blood for storage in the tissue bank and update the database accordingly
      • Assist with lab and freezer organization and maintenance.
      • 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. 
      • Participate in grant application process and manuscript preparation as required.
      • Maintains detailed notebook of all work-related activities.
      • 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.



    • Bachelor's Degree required with a major in biology or chemistry preferred. 
    • Knowledge of information and techniques related to either biology, chemistry, or medicine is preferred.
    • 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.
    • Must have attention to detail and be thorough in completing work tasks.
    • 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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