Research Tech - Senior - Freeman Lab

10 months ago
Job ID
full time


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.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a highly motivated and dedicated full-time technician.  The laboratory is focused on characterization of costimulatory molecules such as PD-L1 that regulate the immune response and their potential for cancer therapy using mouse models.


Commonly performed tasks will include mouse tumor monitoring, cell preparation from mouse and human tumors, FACS analysis, cell culture, ELISA, RNA extraction, real time PCR, gene cloning, and immunohistochemistry staining. The research technician will be trained by lab personnel in molecular biology and in vivo mouse work. About 20% effort will be spent on lab/administrative support activities such as ordering, organization, and shipping.


The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, self-motivated, dedicated, possess excellent organizational skills, be attentive to detail, and capable of forming effective working relationships with members of the research team.  A BA/BS or equivalent in Biology, or a related field is required.


This position requires at least 2 years of post undergrad research experience.  Proficiency in flow cytometry and cellular immunological assays or alternatively, proficiency in mouse tumor models is necessary.  Experience working with monoclonal antibodies, hybridoma cell cultures, serum-free CHO cell protein production, protein manipulations such as purification, fluorophore conjugations, and western blotting is highly desirable.


We are looking for candidates who have at least two years of availability. Please submit 1) a cover letter briefly summarizing your research experience and career goals, CV, and contact information for three references.


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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