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Research Technician - Anderson Lab

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Boston, MA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Research Technician,

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 Anderson lab is working on cancer immunotherapy. We are seeking a highly-motivated, either junior or senior level, Research Technician who will be responsible for tissue culture work, in vitro cells analysis and assisting lab work. Primary responsibility includes performing immunology related various biological assays, analyzing patients' samples, and assisting with other lab tasks as needed. This involves the skill to work in sterile condition, freezing/thawing cell lines and primary cells, preparation of cells and experiments for screening and validating novel biologically-based drugs by standard cytotoxicity tests, proliferation status and flow cytometry. Additional responsibilities include processing patient peripheral blood and bone marrow samples. Expertise in evaluation of drug efficacy studies in animal models, bioinformatics and statistics is helpful. The successful candidate will be very organized, a team player, and able to work flexible hours in order to accommodate experimental needs.


A minimum of a Bachelors Degree or Master Degree is required, preferably in the Immunology or Biological Science. At least 1 year of lab work experience after the degree is required . Experience in flow cytometry and analysis (DIVA, FLOWJO) is preferred. The ideal candidate will be motivated, detailed, goal-oriented and possess excellent organizational, communication, and analytical skills.

The mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is to provide expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases.

Our Core Values are:

Impact - Above all else, we make a difference by relieving the burden of disease now and for the future through our research, clinical care, education, outreach and advocacy.

Excellence - We pursue excellence relentlessly and with integrity in all that we do, adhering always to the highest standards of conduct.

Compassion and respect - For those in our care and for one another.

Discovery - We foster the spirit of inquiry, promoting collaboration and innovation across traditional boundaries while celebrating individual creativity.

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.