Senior Research Technician - Sander Lab

3 months ago
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Hidden (24988)
full time



The Sander laboratory in the cBio center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute explores a variety of questions about the treatment and evolution of cancer. By tightly integrating experimental biology with sophisticated computational analyses, we take a modern systems approach to better understand basic biology and build active bridges to clinical research. We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Laboratory Technician to assist with and engage in molecular and cellular biology research projects, collaborate with computational biologists, and work closely with leadership to coordinate daily lab operations. The ideal candidate has proven research experience as a technician, scientist, or lab manager working within molecular or cellular biology. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and passionate about solving scientific problems, excellent organizational skills, and an open and collaborative personality.


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. 



You will be involved in executing experimental efforts as well as performing day-to-day lab maintenance and support. Common research tasks include developing and optimizing research projects, investigating and implementing new technologies, teaching techniques to new lab members, and assisting lab members with experimental projects. You will perform daily lab operations including purchasing and maintaining essential equipment and consumable stocks, coordinating with lab ops and facilities, implementing and optimizing standard lab operating procedures (e.g., ordering, online lab notebooks).



The ideal candidate has a bachelor's degree or higher in biology or other scientific discipline; has 2 years of research experience as a technician, scientist, or lab manager; is able to independently tackle problems; and has good work ethic and excellent organization skills. Prior research experience in molecular and cell biology assays is highly desirable, e.g., standard molecular cloning, mutagenesis, CRISPR/Cas9, sequencing, microscopy, western blots, mass spectrometry, mammalian cell culture, drug sensitivity assays, and high throughput screening techniques. We expect at least two years of availability.


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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