Research Technician - Mills Lab

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450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Research Technician/Scientist

Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite:Up to 1 day remote/wk


The future lab of Evanna Mills ( at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School is recruiting a research technician to start in early 2022. The lab will focus efforts on metabolite signaling and innate immune function in models of sterile and classical inflammatory disease. The lab uses mass spectrometry (MS) approaches to understand metabolite signaling at the cellular and whole-body level to explore how metabolism intersects with immune cell function. We are seeking an individual excited to study metabolomics and immunology. The successful candidate will assist with general lab management, maintenance of animal colonies, preparation of reagents and samples, and ordering lab supplies. Additionally, applicants will work closely with all members of the lab, participate, and present in lab meetings, and have the opportunity to pursue an individual research project and co-author publications. We are looking for candidates that may have a particularly keen interest in future graduate programs but would be able to spend at least two years in the lab. Key responsibilities include:

Located in Boston, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a world-renowned clinical and research institution and is a Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospital. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies; we conduct research that advances our scientific knowledge. This position will assist scientists in performing basic research.


  • Maintenance and management of animal colonies.
  • Genotyping and handling of animals.
  • Preparation of common laboratory solutions and reagents.
  • Cleaning and maintaining laboratory equipment and work areas.
  • Ordering lab supplies and communicating with vendors.
  • Preparation of samples for MS analysis.
  • The opportunity to pursue an individual research project related to innate immunity and metabolite signaling.
  • Learning experimental design and literature review.
  • Maintenance of a detailed notebook of protocols and research activities.
  • Analysis of experimental data and interpretation of results.
  • Participation in lab meetings and working closely with all members of the lab.
  • Management of lab safety and communicate and working with Environmental Health and Safety.


  • Bachelor's Degree required in molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, or related field.
  • Prior lab experience.
  • Must be reliable and organized.
  • Must be self-motivated to work independently and work positively as part of a research group.
  • 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.
  • Must have attention to detail and be thorough in completing work tasks.

Qualified individuals should include in their applications packets:

  • Cover letter explaining experience in the field and how you would add to the lab research
  • CV
  • Names and email addresses of three references

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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