Principal Research Technician - Biffi Lab

1 month ago(12/6/2017 3:24 PM)
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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.

The laboratory of Dr. Alessandra Biffi at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Gene Therapy Program, is seeking an energetic, efficient, and resourceful person who will organize laboratory operations, and provide critical support to the principal investigator (PI) and her team.




Specific duties will include, but are not limited to: providing operations support to postdoctoral fellows and graduate students including training technical procedures in vivo and overseeing the day-to-day infrastructure of the laboratory to optimize processes, SOP and protocol writing, managing research projects in neurodegenerative diseases and coordinating resources internally and externally.  Wet lab duties include cell culture, vector production and molecular biology. He/she will work on projects aimed at developing innovative gene therapy protocols for the treatment of lysosomal and neurodegenerative disorders with a highly motivated team.



Will  train and mentor junior staff and be responsible for project management.


  • Bachelor's Degree required with a major in biology or chemistry preferred.
  • Minimum of 6-8 years related experience.
  • Knowledge of information and techniques related to either biology, chemistry, or medicine is preferred.
  • Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and be able to work with a wide variety of faculty and staff.
  • Ability to analyze information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Must have attention to detail and be thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Ability to work within a team environment.

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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