Research Technician

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Job Description

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 underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

This position will assist scientists in performing scientific research of varying complexity. Duties include working with laboratory mice and conducting basic molecular biology and cell biology techniques. Basic procedures include but are not limited to: pipetting; cell and tissue culture, handling of small laboratory animals, etc. There will be continuous learning opportunities and the position will be a good stepping stone for those interested in biomedical research.


Assisting postdocs and students with cell based assays, which will involve maintenance of cell lines, isolation of primary cells from mouse tissue, and flow cytometry.
Assisting with biochemical techniques such as protein purification and quantification, enzyme assays and metabolite measurements.
Assisting with molecular biology techniques such as plasmid purification and bacterial transformation.
Maintenance of Danial Lab animal (laboratory mouse) colony, including weaning, tail biopsies, DNA preparation and genotyping by PCR.
Maintenance of Danial lab animal protocols.
Placing orders for the purchase of lab consumables.


Bachelor of Science or Arts Degree with scientific specialty is required.
Must be willing to work with laboratory mice.
Previous experience working in a medical or scientific research setting is preferred.
Must be self-motivated and an indipendent worker with excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
At least two years of commitment is required.

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.

Employment Type

full time

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