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Research Technician - Anderson Lab

Research Technician - Anderson Lab

Job ID 
2017-6507
Location 
US-MA-Boston
Category 
Technician/Technologist
Type 
full time
Grade 
17
Job Posted Date 
3/27/2017

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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.

Responsibilities

The Anderson lab is working on cancer immunotherapy.  We are seeking a highly-motivated, either junior or senior level, Research Technician who will be responsible for tissue culture work, in vitro cells analysis and assisting lab work. Primary responsibility includes performing immunology related various biological assays, analyzing patients’ samples, and assisting with other lab tasks as needed. This involves the skill to work in sterile condition, freezing/thawing cell lines and primary cells, preparation of cells and experiments for screening and validating novel biologically-based drugs by standard cytotoxicity tests, proliferation status and flow cytometry.  Additional responsibilities include processing patient peripheral blood and bone marrow samples.  Expertise in evaluation of drug efficacy studies in animal models, bioinformatics and statistics is helpful.  The successful candidate will be very organized, a team player, and able to work flexible hours in order to accommodate experimental needs.

Qualifications

A minimum of a Bachelor Degree or Master Degree is required, preferably in the Immunology or Biological Science.  At least 1 year of lab work experience after bachelor's degree is required.  We will consider new Master's grads.   Experience in flow cytometry and analysis (DIVA, FLOWJO) is preferred. Experience in mice study, especially in tumor model for cancer immunotherapy is preferred. The ideal candidate will be motivated, detailed, goal-oriented and possess excellent organizational, communication, and analytical skills.

 

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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