Research Technician 9/9/2016
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY OVERVIEW
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 Center for Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB) in the Department of Cancer Biology has an opening for a Research Technician with a Bachelor s degree in biology or equivalent to join the CCSB Edgotyping Project in September, 2016.
The major duties are to work with CCSB Group Leaders and Scientists to carry out ORF cloning, high throughput binary interaction screening, microbial transformations and mammalian cell transfections as part of a large-scale protein interaction mapping project to investigate network perturbations arising from genetic variation in Mendelian diseases.
Responsibilities will involve molecular cloning of mutant alleles of human genes, protein interaction mapping using yeast two hybrid systems and mammalian cell culture. Duties include preparation of media, performing primary screening assays, carrying out validation assays employing various cell-based assay systems, maintaining strains and microbial stocks, and analyzing experimental results by performing data abstraction.
Additional responsibilities may include:
* Conduct standardized biological, microbiological or biochemical tests and laboratory analyses.
* Analyze experimental data and interpret results to write reports and summaries of findings, including grant preparation and presentations, and participate in formal and information presentations of results to staff.
* Participate in grant application process and manuscript preparation as required.
* Maintains detailed notebook of all work-related activities.
* Monitor laboratory work to ensure compliance with Environmental Health and Safety information as well as the standard operation procedures specific to the laboratory.
* Provide intellectual and interactive commitment to position by keeping up with appropriate literature and research publications.
* May be responsible for the development, modification and improvement of standard operating procedures.
* Uses computers, computer-interfaced equipment, robotics or high-technology applications to perform work duties.
* May be responsible for designing and executing advanced experiments and setting strategy.
* Bachelor's Degree required with a major in biology or chemistry preferred.
* Knowledge of basic laboratory techniques related to either biology or chemistry is preferred.
* Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and be able to work in a diverse team environment.
* Ability to analyze information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems.
* Must have attention to detail and be thorough in completing work tasks.
* Prior hands-on experience working in a laboratory or on an internship in a laboratory or clinical setting is preferred.
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.