Research Technician - Lee Lab

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA
Feb 17, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Research Technician - Lee Lab

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Boston, MA


The Lee Lab in the Department of Cancer Immunology and Virology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School is recruiting a highly self-motivated individual to join as a full-time Research Technician. The lab research focuses on the role of gene regulation in development and cancer, specifically at the stage of mRNA translation. The candidate will be involved in both lab management and research activities, using a wide range of techniques including molecular, computational, biochemical, and cell-based approaches. He/she will be expected to work independently with mentorship by a senior researcher in the lab, participate in lab meeting presentations, and be involved in collecting data for publications (with authorship if appropriate). Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills are essential.


This position requires a minimum Bachelor’s degree in Biology or related field. Must have at least one year of previous molecular biology lab experience. The ability to perform general molecular biology (PCR, cloning, bacterial transformation) and/or protein purification skills are highly preferred. Must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills, excellent time management skills, high level of initiative, and the ability to work both as a team-player and independently.

  • Learn advanced recombinant protein expression and purification techniques.
  • Maintain stocks of common laboratory proteins including polymerase and protease enzymes.
  • Pursue an individual research project related to RNA biology, cancer biology, and gene regulation.
  • Learn advanced experimental design, and be responsible for intellectual commitment to position and relevant literature.
  • Prepare common laboratory solutions, competent cells and reagents.
  • Maintain a detailed notebook of protocols and research activities.
  • Participate in lab meetings and work closely with all members of the lab.
  • Clean and maintain laboratory equipment and work areas.
  • Responsible for ordering lab supplies and communicating with vendors.
  • Manage lab safety and communicate and work with Environmental Health and Safety.


  • Bachelor’s degree required in molecular biology, biochemistry or related field.
  • At least one year of laboratory experience.
  • Experience in molecular biology (PCR, cloning, bacterial transformation) and protein purification is preferred.
  • Must be reliable and organized.
  • Must be self-motivated to work independently, and work positively as part of a research group.


About Dana-Farber:

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.

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.