Research Technician - Lindsley Lab

Location US-MA-Boston
Job Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/1/2018 3:46 PM)
Job ID
Hidden (24988)
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.

A Research Technician position is available in a laboratory of R. Coleman Lindsley, MD, PhD, at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in Boston, Massachusetts. Our laboratory studies how genetic and epigenetic abnormalities contribute to the development and progression of blood cancers, such as acute leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes. We use human samples and CRISPR-based cell line and animal models to understand disease and to develop novel approaches to improve current cancer therapies.


We are seeking enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals who thrive in a fast-paced, challenging research environment, and can interact well with others as part of a cohesive team. If you have a desire to make a significant impact in healthcare, and have the fortitude to work hard, you will succeed within this team.


This position will assist scientists in performing scientific research, development and/or clinical tasks of varying complexity. In general, this position will assist in the set up, operation and maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment, monitoring experiments, making observations and calculating and recording results.


  • Perform experiments, which may be moderate to complex with increasing independence.
  • Record data and analyze results using basic statistics.
  • Maintain and perform experiments with cells in tissue culture.
  • Pre-clinical rodent work (mouse handling, injections and some surgery).
  • Help to prepare presentations and written articles for publication.
  • Prepare laboratory reagents, chemicals, instruments, and maintain equipment.
  • Maintain supplies inventory in accordance with departmental procedures.
  • All other duties, as assigned.


The Research Technician will work under supervision to support and manage a laboratory at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute by performing DNA cloning, DNA/RNA sequencing, cell-based assays, PCR/RT-PCR and other biochemical techniques. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to: cell culture work including maintenance of cells, transfections and infections; isolation of primary cells from blood or bone marrow, genotyping, injection (ip/iv) and blood collection from mice; and maintaining lab supplies.



  • Bachelor's Degree required with a major in biology or chemistry preferred. Experience with techniques in molecular biology and cell biology is desirable.
  • 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.


We are looking for candidates with 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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