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.
Seeking a motivated and creative individual for a research assistant position to help with the translational research efforts of the NIH-funded Davids Laboratory at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School (davidslab.dana-farber.org).?? Interactions with cancer scientists and clinicians will be common, and you will be a part of a supportive and team-oriented lab.?? Attendance at the high quality research conferences at DFCI and HMS will be encouraged.?? This position will involve work mainly with primary patient samples, studying the effects of targeted therapies in pre-clinical or clinical development for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and other forms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. ??The position may also involve some administrative duties including coordination of research operations.?? The ideal candidate is smart, excited to learn new technologies, works well in teams, and has at least some laboratory experience in cell culture.?? Additionally, experience in flow cytometry, tumor handling, or cancer research will be viewed favorably, but are not required.???? Good communication skills are essential.?? Bachelors of Science or Bachelor of Arts with scientific minor required.???? Experience working in a medical or scientific research setting is preferred.?? It is expected that the research assistant will be included as an author on publications deriving from the work.?? ??Start date is in June.
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.
Isolate, identify and prepare specimens for examination.
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.
Maintains detailed notebook of all work-related activities.
Monitors 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.
May be responsible for designing and executing advanced experiments and setting strategy.??
May be responsible for the examination of animals and specimens to detect the presence of disease or other problems.
May be responsible for monitoring laboratory budgets.
Bachelor's Degree required with a major in biology or chemistry preferred.??
Knowledge of information and techniques related to either biology, chemistry, or medicine is preferred.
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.