Research Technician - Giannakis Lab

Location US-MA-Boston
Job Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/2/2018 4:27 PM)
Job ID
Hidden (24988)
full time


Dr. Marios Giannakis, a translational researcher and medical oncologist, at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (with co-affiliation at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard) is seeking a highly motivated, exceptional research technician to join his laboratory towards obtaining novel disease and therapeutic insights in colorectal cancer. The successful candidate will conduct experiments involving human cancer biospecimens, including two- and three-dimensional (organoid) cell culture methods, drug screening and cell viability assays, as well as implement recombinant DNA and gene transfer technologies, molecular biology techniques and other biological assessments of pre-clinical models. The individual will also assist in daily laboratory operations and organization as well as be integrated with a robust infrastructure of specimens from clinical trial-based investigations. There will be supervision and mentoring but also the potential to independently lead projects as needed. In addition, the research assistant will collaborate with a diverse array of community members both at Dana-Farber and the Broad, including molecular biologists, medical oncologists, pathologists, epidemiologists, genomics specialists and computational scientists among others to advance and enrich her/his educational experience. There is potential for contributions to be published and presented in several forums.


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.





  1. Tissue and cell culture experiments, drug screening and viability assays
  2. Perform molecular biology experiments such as DNA/RNA purification, subcloning, transfections, Western blots and others
  3. Lab organization and ordering of supplies / reagents
  4. Attend and present at lab meetings and contribute to publications of impactful research
  5. Work together with other lab members and extended scientific team


  1. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in life sciences or any quantitative discipline is required.
  2. Prior research experience in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology or genetics is preferred.
  3. Experience with tissue culture and other biological assays / techniques is preferred.
  4. Passion and enthusiasm about scientific discovery is required.
  5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential.
  6. We are looking for candidates who have at least one year 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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