The Center for Patient Derived Models (CPCM) at DFCI is seeking applicants for the position of Research Technician. This is an exciting new initiative at the DFCI which seeks to advance modeling science by performing research on patient cell line, xenograft, and acute cell sample preparations. Applicants must have prior experience in laboratory research. The applicant will work to advance our knowledge of precision medicine, cancer biology, treatment and diagnostics particularly in all cancer types of adults and children. Applicants hired to this position will apply apply modern cutting edge techniques to study and create patient derived models of cancer (patient derived cell lines, patient derived xenografts, and cancer immunotherapy models, and Avatars).
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 position will involve use of genomics, and functional testing to develop models that can aid in novel targeted therapy development and diagnosis of treatment effects. Applicants will participate in high throughput screening, stem cell methods, and preclinical and clinical trials execution and support. Applicants with prior experience in animal research and procedures (mouse/PDX), cell culture (conventional and primary cell culture), preclinical, human research, pathology, and drug screening techniques and above methods are preferred. Developing independence will be fostered, and opportunities for intellectual input and contribution to manuscripts will also be readily available. The position will have opportunity to interact with a wide range of clinicians and scientific collaborators. The position will be supervised by the Center Director (Dr. Keith Ligon) and Associate Director.
Undergrad degree required and major in molecular biology, neuroscience, bioengineering, biochemistry, or related scientific field is preferred. We are looking for candidates who have at least two years of availability. Position is available immediately.
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.