Laboratory Research technician
Laboratory Research Technician Opportunity at DFCI
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 Center for Immuno-Oncology (CIO) of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer through novel immune-based therapies.
Performs professional work in support of scientific research utilizing biopsy samples obtained from patients receiving immuno-therapy. Under general supervision, assists in determining the most suitable methods to be used in research; independently performs scientific investigative procedures requiring application of professional judgment and technology; interprets results and determines whether they are consistent with experimental goals; reviews literature; assists in the assembly, organization and interpretation of data.
Performs technical procedures such as immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, fluorescent in-situ hybridization, electrophoresis or other assays; prepares materials for microscopic examination.
Performs procedures involving isolation and quantification of nucleic acids such as isolation of DNA and RNA from fresh and fixed tissues.
Operates instruments and equipment such as spectrophotometer, scintillation counters, centrifuges, nucleic acid quantification (nanodrop), incubators, and light microscopes.
Operates ancillary equipment such as photographic equipment and computer equipment.
Under the PI supervision, performs evaluation of immmunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence stains utilizing computer-based image analysis systems.
Manages and maintains database containing experimental results and reagent information and storage locations
Prepares and presents written or oral progress reports concerning studies, including assembly, organization and interpretation of data.
Prepares laboratory reagents, chemicals, instruments and equipment.
Orders chemicals, reagents and other laboratory supplies.
Maintains a clean, orderly work area within the laboratory.
Undertakes standard decontamination procedures prior to disposal of certain laboratory materials.
May assist in supervising the work of other assigned laboratory personnel.
May demonstrate and explain various laboratory techniques to laboratory personnel, students and others.
Performs all other duties and responsibilities as directed.
Bachelor's Degree required with a major in biology or chemistry preferred.
Immunohistochemistry experience is preferred but not required.
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.
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.