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 Agudo Lab is focused on studying immune evasion mechanisms used by dormant disseminated cancer cells and cancer stem cells and discover means to allow the immune system to target them and prevent the growth of metastasis. We use mouse models of metastasis and a groundbreaking technology called Jedi T cells to dissect how or if T cells can recognize and eliminate pre-metastatic lesions.
The candidate will be required to perform basic laboratory duties, such as maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment, preparation of solutions, organization of stocks and ordering. The candidate will also take care of mouse colonies, including breeding, tail clipping and PCR for genotyping and monitoring mice during the course of experiments (body weight and monitoring tumor growth). Moreover, the candidate will routinely perform key experiments, such as DNA cloning, lentiviral vector production, cell culture of cell lines and primary cells, western-blot, histology and tissue preparation for flow cytometry analysis.
Note: The position will not start until October, 2017
This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to pursue a Ph.D.
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