Research Technician - Wang Lab

Location US-MA-Boston
Job Posted Date 1 month ago(2/7/2018 4:28 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.

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.


A highly motivated lab technician will be involved in exciting projects that we have been carrying out in the field of structural studies on cell surface proteins responsible for HIV-related cellular immunity. These are transmembrane proteins, and usually glycosylated on their surface portion. They are made of recombinant DNA.

The candidate should have a bachelor degree or up in biomedical sciences. He or she will be required to grow cells, run chromatography and gel to purify proteins for crystallization trial. Prio lab experience will be desirable. There is funding for 1 year with a potential extension.



  • Bachelor's Degree required with a major in biology or chemistry preferred. 
  • 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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