Research Technician - Antibody and CAR-T

Job Details

Job ID:

450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Research Laboratory

Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite: 100% onsite


Research Technician – Antibody and CAR-T

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is seeking a research technician to join IMPACT (IMmunotherapy Platform for Antibody, CAR, and mRNA Therapeutic Discovery) , a new pre-clinical research group with the mission to streamline “discovery to translation” of antibody-based immunotherapies for cancer. The IMPACT team will work closely with DFCI PIs as well as external antibody discovery partners to develop and implement the production and functional screening of antibody ‘hits’ as well as the engineering of hits to generate potential therapeutic bispecifics and CAR T-cell immunotherapies. The candidate should be motivated to learn and execute workflows for producing and characterizing the function of candidate antibodies and CAR T-cell therapies.

This position starts Summer 2024.

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world-renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allied in the common mission of conquering cancer. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to all patients; 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. 


  • Execute basic biochemical, molecular and/or cell biology skills in order to contribute towards ongoing research efforts
  • Assist in the transient transfection, production, purification and binding/functional characterization of monospecific and multispecific antibodies.
  • Execute optimized workflows for producing and functionally screening CARs to identify leads for clinical translation.
  • Analyze experimental data, interpret data and summarize findings in both formal (i.e. internal lab meetings) or informal (i.e. one-on-one meetings) settings. 
  • Participate in the grant application or manuscript preparation process as required
  • Maintain detailed electronic notebook of all work-related activities
  • Provide intellectual and interactive commitment to the position by staying abreast of appropriate literature and research publications
  • Set up, adjust, calibrate, clean, maintain and troubleshoot equipment
  • Clean, maintain and prepare supplies and work areas and may be responsible for ordering of supplies.
  • Responsible for the modification and/or improvement of standard operating procedures


Research Technician

No supervisory responsibilities.  Normally receives detailed instructions on all work.


  • Bachelor’s  or Master's Degree required.
  • Previous lab research experience preferred.


  • Learns and uses technical principles, processes, and concepts.
  • Applies Institute policies and procedures to resolve routine issues.
  • Works on problems of limited scope.
  • Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained.
  • Builds stable working relationships internally
  • Exceptionally self-motivated
  • Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and be able to work with a wide variety of faculty and staff.
  • Outstanding planning, organizational, multi-tasking skills
  • 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.

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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