Post-Baccalaureate Research Technician in Cancer Immunology

Job Details

Job ID:

450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Research Laboratory

Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite: 100% onsite


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute / Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Post-Baccalaureate Scholar Program

The new DFCI / PICI Post-Bacc Scholar program is welcoming applications for a position beginning Summer 2024. The program is open to recent college graduates from underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds who are preparing to continue their education and scholarship at graduate or medical school. A full-time, paid training experience, the program will match scholars with a DFCI PICI faculty member to conduct full-time, hands-on cancer immunology research projects that provide training needed to successfully apply to and complete competitive graduate or medical school programs.

The robust program will also include comprehensive preparation and support in professional development and applying for graduate school. Other activities will include presenting research in a variety of contexts, serving as near-peer mentors for high school and undergraduate trainees,
and participating in/facilitating journal clubs.

The target start date for Summer 2024 is May 28, 2024.

Program Features:

  • Full-time, mentored cancer research experience
  • Competitive salary including benefits
  • Research presentations at local and/or national conferences
  • Training in STEM literacy and scientific communication
  • Journal club participation and facilitation
  • Research and professional development seminars
  • Individual Development Plan meetings to prepare for graduate school
  • Networking with fellow students and STEM professionals


  • Conduct standardized biological, microbiological or biochemical tests and laboratory analyses, including the collection of information and samples from organic substances, such as blood, drugs, and animals.
  • Isolate, identify and prepare specimens for examination.
  • 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. 
  • 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.


  • Identify as members of an underrepresented (Black, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander) or disadvantaged group in the sciences as defined by the NIH
  • US citizenship is not a requirement.
  • Have obtained a BS/BA within the past year.
  • Have a competitive academic record.
  • Have significant research experience (honors thesis or summer research).
  • Are able to make a 1-2 year full-time commitment to the program.
  • Knowledge of information and techniques related to either biology, chemistry, or medicine is preferred.
  • 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. and 

The priority deadline for applications is May 13th, 2024. To be considered for this position, you must submit an application via both AND the "Apply" button below.

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 characteristics protected by law.

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