A lab technician position is available for a highly motivated and experienced individual who is interested in hands-on bench research in the area of therapeutic antibody discovery and engineering. This individual will be an integral member of our research team and will work with more senior members of the lab on different research projects including identifying murine/human antibodies and developing new therapies for cancer and infectious disease related applications.
As a bench scientist, this position requires basic biochemical, molecular and cell biology skills including day-to-day cell culture, molecular cloning, and various protein production/analysis techniques. There will be opportunities to participate in the development of various immunotherapies, including checkpoint modulating antibodies and CAR T cells, and to conduct biological assays to characterize these therapeutics in vitro and in vivo. Additional work includes performing literature searches, writing up methods and materials, results, figure legends and constructing figures for grant proposals, progress reports, and manuscripts.
This position also shares responsibilities for lab maintenance and operation. Applicant with 1+ years of lab experience with strong background in both molecular and cell biology techniques including production of recombinant proteins in E. coli and mammalian cells as well as subsequent biochemical and immunological analysis are preferred.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
Standard laboratory techniques and skills (pipetting, cell culture, PCR, plasmid prep, etc.)
Conduct experiments, analyze experimental data and interpret results for publication
Maintain inventory of lab supplies/reagents and contribute to maintenance and upkeep of lab equipment
Keep a detailed notebook of all work-related activities including experimental procedures, results, and conclusions
Contribute at an intellectual level by remaining up to date on appropriate research publications
Present data and advances in the field to other members of the lab in both formal and informal settings
At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.?? As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.?? Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.
Bachelor's Degree required with a major in biology or a related scientific field preferred
Minimum of 1 year of related experience
Experience in molecular biology, protein expression and purification, and cell culture is preferred
Knowledge of techniques related to immunology, biology or infectious disease research is preferred
Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and be able to work with a wide variety of faculty and staff.
Must be a self-starter and a highly motivated team player with excellent attention to detail
Have the ability to analyze information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems
Ability to work within a team environment.
Nights and weekends may be required to meet research needs.
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.
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.