The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute seeks an experienced and motivated research technician to assist with studies of the molecular mechanisms leading to the development of Chronic Lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), the most common adult leukemia of mature B lymphocytes.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
This position will be working on projects in the CLL Center led by Dr. Jennifer Brown but will be working closely with Dr. Paolo Ghia’s group for training and techniques.
The CLL center is known for its fundamental contributions to the development of innovative therapies for CLL, specifically designed to tackle key pathogenetic mechanisms of the disease, at the crossroads between immunology and hematology. The successful applicant will join a vibrant research team investigating the different phases of the natural history of CLL, in particular focusing on the B cell antigen receptors (immunoglobulins) and related signaling pathways, and their role in the evolution of the disease from the initial stages to relapsed refractory disease. To this aim, the Unit intends to identify pathways and molecules relevant to leukemia progression and that can potentially be used as diagnostic markers, prognostic factors or new potential therapeutic targets.
Research methodology is based on the integration of experimental results obtained from the study of normal and neoplastic B lymphocytes, using cell culture, multicolor flow cytometry and molecular biology techniques including PCR and sequencing. Computer expertise and skills in database management of scientific data will be a plus.
The ideal candidate should be highly motivated, enthusiastic, and capable of working in a team as well as independently and possess excellent organizational and communication skills. Previous experience will be privileged.
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.