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Research Technician - Smith Lab

Research Technician - Smith Lab
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA
Full Time

Pre-clinical group developing next generation CAR T cell and antibody immunotherapies for cancer is looking for an exceptionally motivated individual with past in vivo lab experience. The group takes projects from conception to transgene design /genetic engineering, through reduction to practice, in vitro and in vivo studies, and ultimately translation to the clinic. The position is ~1/3-1/2 in vivo work including tail vein injections and in vivo imaging and ~1/2-2/3 wet lab based. It is expected that the candidate will take an active role leading the planning, advising, and data analysis of in vivo experiments in the group.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, independent thinker with a tremendous work ethic. The position will require great planning and organizational skills. An ability to work well with others as part of a cohesive team, take initiative, and creatively problem solve are a must. Only applicants that submit a cover letter, detailed CV and contact info for three references will be considered. Faculty Director: Eric Smith, MD PhD ( 

·        Basic biochemical, molecular, and cell biology skills as the applicant’s contribution is expected to contribute significantly toward developing research projects.
·        Opportunities to design and perform experiments both individually and collaboratively, and address problems in experimental protocols.
·        Analyze experimental data and interpret results to write reports and summaries of findings. Expected to participate in formal and information presentations of results.
·        Participate in grant application process and manuscript preparation as required.
·        Maintains detailed electronic notebook of all work-related activities.
·        Expected to provide intellectual and interactive commitment to position by keeping up with appropriate literature and research publications.
·        Responsible for the development, modification, and improvement of standard operating procedures.
·        Bachelor's degree.
·        Prior in vivo mouse experience required.
·        Therapeutic injections including tail vein.
·        Collection of mouse blood.
·        Ability to make 2-year commitment (longer is ok).
·        Exceptionally self-motivated.
·        Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and be able to work with a wide variety of faculty and staff.
·        Outstanding organization; detail oriented.
·        Outstanding planning, multi-tasking skills.
·        Ability to work within a team environment.
·        This full-time position (part-time can be considered) will also include some general lab duties as outlined below.

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About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:
At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong. As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff. Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

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.