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Research Lab Tech I

Research Lab Tech I - (3270583)



The Cichowski laboratory, a lab within BWH, Harvard Medical School, and the Dana-Farber Harvard Cancer Center, is searching for motivated individuals to fill 1-2 Research Assistant positions. Our laboratory utilizes biochemical, cellular and mouse modeling approaches to elucidate mechanisms that drive cancer. We then use this insight to develop and test promising therapies with the goal of ultimately translating our findings to the clinic. This is a superb opportunity for someone who is interested in working in a cutting-edge, academic basic research setting on projects with high clinical relevance. This laboratory has a long tradition of integrating research assistants into all scientific aspects of the lab and mentoring them to achieve their career goals. 


As a Research Assistant you will be part of a preclinical discovery team and your responsibilities will include executing cell culture experiments, mouse colony management, administering therapeutic agents in vivo, and utilizing basic biochemical, molecular biology and imaging techniques to assess efficacy and elucidate mechanisms of action (western blotting, quantitative PCR, cloning, CRISPR editing, possibly ChiP-seq, RNA-seq).





·      B.S. in a biological or chemical science required.

·      New graduate with relevant course or project work.

·      Some experience with mice and tissue culture and/or molecular techniques is preferred.



• Good organizational skills, detail oriented.

• Sound degree of computer literacy.

• Ability to methodically record data and to analyze data using basic statistics.

• Ability to perform a variety of routine tests and prioritize work.

• Good interpersonal and communication skills.

• Ability to demonstrate professionalism.



·      Excellent organizational skills, detail oriented

·      Interested in working with mice

·      Ability to methodically record data and analyze using basic statistics

·      Ability to multi-task and establish daily priorities

·      Good interpersonal and communication skills

·      Passion for science


 EEO Statement 


BWH is an Affirmative Action Employer.  By embracing diverse skills, perspectives, and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.


Primary Location

 MA-Boston-BWH Longwood Medical Area

Work Locations


BWH Longwood Medical Area 

75 Francis Street 

 Boston 02115




 Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)



Standard Hours 40


 Day Job

Employee Status


Recruiting Department BWH Genetics

Job Posting

 Dec 21, 2023