Research Technician - Precision Medicine Brain Tumor Research
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 2023-33043
A Research Technician position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Keith Ligon within the Precision Medicine Brain Tumor Research Group. The applicant will contribute to discovery of advances in brain tumor biology, diagnostics and treatments. They will utilize and learn techniques of cell biology and genomics and preclinical research. They will help to create and study patient Avatar and stem cell models of cancer within the DFCI Living Tissue Bank program. Applicants with prior experience in cell culture work, bioengineering, basic programming/coding skills, preclinical studies, drug screening, and mouse experimentation are highly preferred. Applicants will learn high throughput screening techniques, stem cell methods, and preclinical trial development. Developing independence will be fostered, and opportunities for intellectual input and participation in manuscripts will also be readily available.
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.
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.
Conduct standardized biological, microbiological or biochemical tests and laboratory analyses, including the collection of information and samples from organic substances, such as blood, drugs, and animals.
Examine animals and specimens to detect the presence of disease or other problems, keep and maintain mouse colonies, administer therapeutic injections, monitor tumor growth as well as blood, tumor and organ collection.
Analyze experimental data and interpret results to write reports and summaries of findings, including grant preparation and presentations, and look for opportunities to co-author publications. May be expected to participate in formal and information presentations of results to staff.
Participate in grant application process and manuscript preparation as required.
Maintain detailed notebook of all work-related activities.
Monitor laboratory work to ensure compliance with Environmental Health and Safety information as well as the standard operation procedures specific to each laboratory.
Expected to provide intellectual and interactive commitment to position by keeping up with appropriate literature and research publications.
May be responsible for the development, modification and improvement of standard operating procedures
Uses computers, computer-interfaced equipment, robotics or high-technology applications to perform work duties.
responsible for designing and executing advanced experiments and setting strategy.
May be responsible for monitoring laboratory budgets.
We are looking for candidates who have at least two years of availability
Undergrad degree in bioengineering, biochemistry, molecular biology, or related field preferred. Position is available immediately.
Knowledge of information and techniques related to either biology, chemistry, or medicine is preferred.
Applicants with prior experience in animal research and procedures (mouse/PDX, in vivo imaging, small animal surgery), cell culture (conventional and primary cell culture), preclinical, human research, pathology, and drug screening techniques and above methods are preferred but training will be provided.
Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and be able to work with a wide variety of faculty and staff.
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.
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.
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.