Research Technician- Kadoch Lab

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.

The Kadoch Laboratory at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, and Broad Institute is seeking a highly qualified post-graduate student (student graduating with BA/BS this Spring/Summer 2018) to join our team as a Research technician focused on cancer biology, epigenetics, and chromatin regulation. Our lab uses multidisciplinary approaches including biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, chemical biology, and functional genomics to explore the mechanisms of chromatin remodeling complexes, which are frequently mutated in human cancers and other diseases. Our exciting and diverse set of projects involve collaborations across the Harvard and MIT centers in Boston and Cambridge. This is a unique opportunity with significant potential for the student to work closely with the PI and carry forward independent projects resulting in presentations and publications.


Day-to-day performance of experiments, some lab managerial duties (i.e. maintenance of equipment, lab safety checks, lab ordering, etc)

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.

May be responsible for protocol optimization, adapting to new experimental techniques, designing and executing advanced experiments and setting strategy.


Bachelor's Degree required with a major in biology or chemistry preferred.

The successful applicant will have advanced experience in molecular biology, biochemistry and/or genetics through prior lab research experience as well as undergraduate coursework. We are looking for candidates who have at least two years of availability and who may be considering applying to graduate and/or medical school following their time in the lab. The ideal candidate will be exceptionally motivated, detailed, goal-oriented and will possess excellent organizational, communication, and analytical skills.

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