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Research Technician

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Research Technician
 - (3182010)
The Garris Lab in the Center for Systems Biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School ( ) is looking for an exceptional research technician who desires a background in cancer immunology and dendritic cell biology. Ideal candidates should have a strong interest in immunology, some background in biological research, and be quick to learn. As a lab, we are interested in the factors that determine tumor recognition by the immune system. We study the dendritic cell, which gets the “ball rolling” on anti-tumor immune responses, and how these cells can be modulated to enhance anti-tumor immunity. If this sounds exciting to you, then you’re welcome to apply.

The research technician will gain experience in academic research and is a good opportunity for candidates looking to advance to higher education. The research technician will also receive substantial hands on mentoring for research techniques and experimental design. This position has a 2 year minimum commitment.

The research technician will design and execute laboratory research in support of the lab’s mission to investigate immune mechanisms of tumor rejection. Tasks include mouse colony management, in vivo tumor growth studies, flow cytometry, cell tissue culture, imaging, and assay design. Creative thinkers who are willing to take risks and define important unmet problems in cancer research are encouraged to apply. Candidates will receive a high degree of hands on mentoring, and will be encouraged to seek higher education opportunities.
  • B.S./B.A. degree required. 

  • Experience in immunology or cancer biology preferred
  • New graduates with some lab experience (via course work, internships, etc.) or those without any prior research experience will be considered for the Research Technician I position outlined above. 
  • Those with a minimum of 1 year of directly related work experience will be considered for a Research Technician II position.