Research Technician (Biology) Kim Lab

Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Jun 14, 2021
Jun 23, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
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.

This position will assist scientists in performing scientific research, development and/or clinical tasks of varying complexity. In general, this position will assist in the set up, operation and maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment, monitoring experiments, making observations and calculating and recording results.

This position is for one (1) year but can be extended upon mutual agreement.


Independently perform various molecular biology techniques such as PCR, primer and cloning strategy design, single and multi-site mutagenesis, Gibson assembly, DNA sequencing, agarose gel electrophoresis.
Maintaining mammalian cell lines, generating stable and transiently transfected cells, cryopreservation, mycoplasma testing and extracting protein.
Analytical protein analysis with SDS-PAGE, in gel fluorescence, Coomassie staining and western blotting.
Protein expression in a variety of expression systems, optimization of expression level and purification methods via FPLC
Set up, adjust, calibrate, clean, maintain and troubleshoot equipment.
Clean, maintain and prepare supplies and work areas
Analyze experimental data and interpret results to write reports and summaries of findings, including grant preparation and presentations, and look for opportunities to co-author publications. May be expected to 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.
Monitors laboratory work to ensure compliance with Environmental Health and Safety information as well as the standard operation procedures specific to each laboratory.
Expected to 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.
May be responsible for monitoring laboratory budgets.


B.A. or equivalent in biology/biochemistry/biotechnology preferably with 1 year of related laboratory experience
Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and be able to work with a wide variety of faculty and staff.
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.
Ability to work within a team environment.
Required one (1) year minimum but can bee extended upon mutaul agreement.

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.

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