Pre-clinical group developing next generation antibody and CAR T cell immunotherapies for cancer is looking for an exceptionally motivated individual with past lab experience. The group takes projects from conception to transgene design /genetic engineering, through reduction to practice, in vitro and in vivo studies, and ultimately translation to the clinic. The position involves mammalian cell culture, flow cytometry, molecular biology (plasmid construction, CRISPR gene editing), viral transduction to generate gene modified immune effector cells.
The Dana Farber Cancer Institute brings together world-renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allied in the common mission of conquering cancer. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to all patients; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrowâ€™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 looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, independent thinker with a tremendous work ethic.Â The position will require great planning and organizational skills. An ability to work well with others as part of a cohesive team, take initiative, and creatively problem solve are a must.Â
This full-time position will also include some general lab duties as outlined below.
Basic biochemical, molecular, and cell biology skills as the applicantâ€™s contribution is expected to contribute significantly toward developing research projects.
Opportunities to design and perform experiments both individually and collaboratively, and address problems in experimental protocols.
Analyze experimental data and interpret results to write reports and summaries of findings.Â Expected to participate in formal and information presentations of results.
Participate in grant application process and manuscript preparation as required.
Maintains detailed electronic notebook of all work-related activities.
Expected to provide intellectual and interactive commitment to position by keeping up with appropriate literature and research publications.
Responsible for the development, modification and improvement of standard operating procedures.
Set up, adjust, calibrate, clean, maintain and troubleshoot equipment.
Clean, maintain and prepare supplies and work areas and may be responsible for ordering of supplies. Collaborates with Purchasing and may be responsible for negotiating with vendors.
May be responsible for designing and executing advanced experiments with support.Â
May be responsible for the examination of animals and specimens to detect the presence of disease or other problems.
Prior full-time lab experience
Ability to make 2 year commitment (longer is ok)
Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and be able to work with a wide variety of faculty and staff.
Considers detail oriented and organization a strength
Outstanding planning, multi-tasking skills
Knowledge of information and techniques related to either biology, chemistry, or medicine is preferred.
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.
Only applicants that submit a cover letter, detailed CV and contact info for three references will be considered. Faculty Director: Eric Smith, MD PhD (ericsmithlab.dana-farber.org/).Â
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: 2021-23918
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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