Research Technician - Letai Lab

Location US-MA-Boston
Job Posted Date 1 week ago(3/8/2018 1:09 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.


We are seeking motivated and creative individuals for a research technician position to assist in the discovery of new drugs and the development of new methods to guide cancer therapy in the Letai laboratory and the Laboratory for Functional Precision Medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School ( This project will involve high throughput chemical screens on tumors, animal studies, and interactions with cancer clinicians. The ideal candidate is smart, excited to learn new technologies, works well in teams, and has laboratory experience in cell culture. Additionally, experience in fluorescence microscopy, tumor handling, or animal research will be viewed favorably, but are not required. It is expected that the successful applicant will be included as an author on publications deriving from this work.  You will be mentored by both physicians and scientists. Prior research technicians have gone on to both medical school and graduate school. 


This is a particularly exciting time as we transition our methods from laboratory research techniques into clinical testing where our methods, and the candidate, will have the opportunity to influence patient care. As such, the position would involve interacting with both scientists and physicians, and will involve the handling of mouse and human tissues. Good communication skills are essential.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Performing high throughput chemical screens on tumors
  • Analysis of high content microscopy data
  • Coordination with clinical staff
  • Presentation of data in lab meetings and seminars


  • Bachelors of Science or Bachelor of Arts with scientific specialty is required.  

  • Experience working in a medical or scientific research setting or comparable technology-oriented business environment is preferred.

  • Start date is in May/June.

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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