The Research Technician role 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.
We are seeking a highly motivated Research Technician to conduct basic and translational research in the field of oncology. Research Technician will work in Drs. Nikhil Munshi/K. Anderson lab in the Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Our lab research interest involved multiple myeloma; and our studies have transformed myeloma therapy and patient survival over the last decades through the identification and validation of therapeutic targets in tumor cells and bone marrow microenvironment.
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 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. Current projects include studies on novel immunotherapeutic approaches for the treatment of myeloma and analysis of effect of experimental drugs in the context of the bone marrow microenvironment.
The role of The Lab Technician serves a very important and critical role in the flow of the laboratoryâ€™s research. Previous lab experience is encouraged as the candidate will be expected to independently carry out essential research functions in the laboratory that include but are not limited to:
â€¢ Cell culture â€¢ Western blot analysis (immuno-precipitations and immunoblotting), â€¢ RNA/DNA extractions, PCR and RT-PCR â€¢ Transient transfection and lentiviral transduction â€¢ Performing cytotoxicity and proliferation assays â€¢ Flow cytometry assays and experience with analysis (DIVA, FLOW-JO) is preferred. â€¢ In vivo analysis â€¢ Follow optimized protocols to process peripheral blood and bone marrow from patients with multiple myeloma on designated clinical trials and tissue banking protocols â€¢ Assist research fellows with various next-generation sequencing experiments using multiple myeloma cell lines and patient samples â€¢ Attend lab meetings and actively participates in communicating updates on sample intake for various protocols â€¢ Maintain accurate electronic and physical sample inventories
â€¢ Bachelor's Degree required with a major in biology or immunology preferred. â€¢ Knowledge of information and techniques related to biology and immunology is preferred. â€¢ Good organizational and interpersonal skills and a working knowledge of data management, word processing, graphic software (Excel, MS Word, Graphpad/PRISM) is preferred. â€¢ Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and be able to work with a wide variety of faculty and staff. â€¢ Must have attention to detail and be thorough in completing work tasks. â€¢ Basic mathematic skillset and ability to work within a team environment. â€¢ The position is expected to work full time (40 hours/week) for one year with option to extend position beyond this term.
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: 2021-21565
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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