The Dr. Munshi/Dr. Rao Laboratory Lab at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute is comprised of talented and motivated scientists focused on the exploration and navigation of hematological malignancies, namely Multiple Myeloma. We are seeking to expand our team in the form of a Lab Technician. The technician will be an integral member of our research team and will assist scientists in performing scientific research, development and/or clinical tasks of varying complexity. Ongoing studies include immune monitoring in various combinational therapy myeloma clinical trials including CAR-T cell-therapies through flow-cytometry ad CyTOF techniques.
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.
The Lab Technician serves critical role in the flow of the laboratory's research. The candidate will be expected to independently carry out essential research functions in the laboratory that include but are not limited to experience in cell biology and immune staining techniques to be analyzed in multi-color flow cytometry by BD LSR Fortessa and in CyTOF. Responsibilities of the role include:
Follow optimized protocols to process peripheral blood and bone marrow from patients with multiple myeloma on designated clinical trials and tissue banking protocols
Assist research fellows with various next-generation sequencing experiments using multiple myeloma cell lines and patient samples
Attend lab meetings and actively participate in communicating updates on sample intake for various protocols
Maintain accurate electronic and physical sample inventories to maintain organization of clinical trial and tissue banking cohorts
Flow cytometry assays and experience with analysis (DIVA, FLOW-JO) is preferred.
RNA/DNA extraction, PCR and RT-PCR, growing/purification of plasmids (e.g. fusion constructs)
Performing cytotoxicity and proliferation assays
Western blot analysis (immuno-precipitations and immunoblotting),
Transfection/ infection experiments.
Bachelor's Degree required with a major in biology or immunology preferred.
Knowledge of information and techniques related to biology and immunology is preferred.
Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and be able to work with a wide variety of faculty and staff.
Must have attention to detail and be thorough in completing work tasks.
Basic mathematic skillset and 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.
Internal Number: 2020-19903
About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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 under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
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