Located in Boston, 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 hospitalsWe are seeking a highly motivated researcher to join a team of scientists in the laboratory of Dr. Levi Garraway with a joined appointment at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. This critical role will function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team of scientists in a fast-paced, cutting-edge project centered on understanding resistance and sensitivity to anti-cancer therapeutics with emphases on therapeutic discoveries.
The successful candidate will fully participate in cutting-edge science,and be involved in experimental design and molecular and cellular biology experiments with a special emphasis on the genetic basis of sensitivity and resistance of cancer cells to clinically relevant treatments. The position willinvolve the use of molecular biology techniques such as tissue culture, molecular cloning, and drug sensitivity experiments. The individual will haveopportunities to participate in data analysis and be involved in researchpublications. He/she will interact and collaborate closely with other scientists, biologists, chemists and computational biologists. This position represents an outstanding career developmentopportunity for both long-term research associates as well as recentlygraduated science majors with aspirations of graduate or medical schooltraining.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES Designs and carries out small, focused independent projects and joins in team efforts for larger scale experiments.
Operates and maintains laboratory equipment to complete investigations.
Prepares, orders, and maintains stocks of necessary reagents, solutions and supplies.
Documents, compiles, and analyzes experimental data. Reports data in oral and written reports.
Attends team meetings to share results, plan projects and experiments
Maintains and improves technical knowledge base.
Other related tasks as required.
A B.S or B.A. in biological science is required with at least 1 year oflaboratory research experience in molecular biology or related field. Thecandidate will be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and possess excellentorganizational and analytical skills. Excellent communication skills arerequired as well as the ability to work well in a collaborative andinterdisciplinary team environment.
This is a full time, 40 hour per week position.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an Affirmation Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce.