The laboratory of Benjamin Ebert, MD, Ph.D., is a team of clinical research investigators at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute. Our laboratory uses genomics and a range of molecular and cellular biological techniques to elucidate the molecular basis of cancer and hematologic disorders and to develop novel therapeutics.
A full-time technical research associate position is available in the laboratory of Benjamin Ebert, MD, Ph.D. at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Our lab uses genomics and a range of molecular and cellular biological techniques to elucidate the molecular basis of cancer and hematologic disorders and to develop novel therapeutics.
We are seeking enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals who thrive in a fast-paced, challenging research environment, and can interact well with others as part of a cohesive team. If you have a desire to make a significant impact in healthcare and have the fortitude to work hard, you will succeed within this team.
This is an ideal entry level position into the world of cutting-edge laboratory research. A growth mindset and a willingness to take on challenging learning opportunities will be sought out traits. Ideal candidates will possess strong interpersonal skills along with a desire to help others to succeed.
Previous team members have gone on to successful academic and career opportunities; graduate/medical school, independent faculty, consulting, and industry.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Technical Research Assistant will work under supervision to support the investigative team in the primary lab appointment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute by performing molecular cloning, cell-based assays, PCR/RT-PCR and other biochemical techniques.
Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, cell culture work including maintenance of cells, transfections and infections; isolation of primary cells from blood or bone marrow, injection (IP/IV) and blood collection from mice; and maintaining lab supplies and generating shared reagents.
Perform experiments, which may be moderate to complex with increasing independence.
Record data and analyze results using basic statistics.
Maintain and perform experiments with cells in tissue culture.
Preclinical in-vivo work (mouse handling, injections and some surgery).
Help to prepare presentations and written articles for publication.
Prepare laboratory reagents, chemicals, instruments, and maintain equipment.
Maintain supplies inventory in accordance with departmental procedures.
All other duties, as assigned.
B.A/B.S with significant biological/physical science coursework preferred. Â
Experience with techniques in molecular biology, cell biology, or computational biology is desirable.
SKILLS / ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
High degree of computer literacy
Sound analytical and organizational skills
Good oral and written communication skills
Must be able to logically and effectively structure tasks and set priorities
Ability to identify potential problems and troubleshoot solutions
Demonstrated ability to analyze data statistically and to present it logically
Laboratory environment: occasionally works with animal colonies, radioactive isotopes, toxic chemicals, biohazards, and substances emitting unpleasant odors.
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.
Internal Number: 2021-22748
About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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.