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 in performing scientific research tasks of varying complexity in the Wucherpfennig lab, whose research focuses on the development of novel immunotherapies for cancer. 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.
Specifically, the lab has developed a novel approach to discover therapeutic targets in vivo in the relevant tissue microenvironment. Cytotoxic T cells have the ability to specifically eradicate cancer cells but are frequently inhibited within tumors. We have developed a novel RNAi-based approach to discover key genes that regulate T cell function in cancers. The work involves characterization of such candidate genes and evaluation of their therapeutic potential.
This position involves isolation of T cells from mouse models, introduction of lentiviral vectors and ex vivo characterization and purification of T cell populations by flow cytometry. General daily responsibilities listed below.
The position is open to recent college graduates as well as more experienced applicants. Requirements are a Bachelor’s Degree in biology, chemistry, or a related field of science; prior experience in molecular biology, cell culture and/or flow cytometry is a plus. To learn more about our lab, please visit our website: http://t-cells-treating-cancer.dana-farber.org
If interested, please apply and include:
Cover Letter explaining your past experiences and interests.
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.