• Research Technician

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/12/2020 6:10 PM)
    Job ID
    Research- Laboratory
    full time
    Location : Address
    450 Brookline Ave
    Location : City
  • Overview

    The Sicinski laboratory is seeking a research technician to join the scientific team. The lab is involved in studying the role of cell cycle regulators in development and maintenance of cancer and determining therapeutic strategies based on the obtained results.  


    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 successful candidate will help with day-to-day experiments and perform scientific research of varying complexity. Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • tissue culture
    • basic molecular and cell biology techniques
    • work with laboratory mice
    • Set up, adjust, calibrate, clean, maintain and troubleshoot equipment
    • Clean, maintain and prepare supplies and work areas and may be responsible for ordering of supplies. Collaborates with Purchasing and may be responsible for negotiating with vendors
    • Conduct standardized biological, microbiological or biochemical tests and laboratory analyses
    • 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 
    • Participate in grant application process and manuscript preparation as required
    • Maintain detailed notebook of all work-related activities
    • Expected to provide intellectual and interactive commitment to position by keeping up with appropriate literature and research publications
    • May be responsible for designing and executing advanced experiments and setting strategy 
    • May be responsible for the examination of animals and specimens to detect the presence of disease or other problems

    Some nights and weekends may be required to complete experiments and meet deadlines.


    This position is a great learning opportunity for those interested in biomedical research.


    • Bachelor's Degree required with a major in biology or closely related field preferred
    • Knowledge of information and techniques related to either biology, chemistry, or medicine is preferred.
    • Previous experience with basic cell culture and molecular biology laboratory techniques, including recombinant DNA and protein biochemistry, is preferred
    • Quick learner who is well-organized and punctual
    • 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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