Research Technician - Target and Antibody Discovery

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Job ID:

450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Research Laboratory

Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite: 100% onsite


We are in search of an enthusiastic research technician to join our team. This research technician will be an integral part of our team, which utilizes an innovative new platform for the rapid, high throughput discovery of immune-oncology targets and therapeutic antibodies to combat ovarian and pancreatic cancer.

We are seeking motivated individuals who will perform mammalian cell culture, antibody screening, molecular biology, antibody/protein engineering, target validation, and antibody characterization to support our discovery efforts. This is a unique opportunity to learn many different aspects of therapeutic antibody discovery, molecular biology, and cell biology as an integral part of our highly collaborative team.

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.


    • Mammalian 2D and 3D cell culture
    • Flow cytometry-based screening assays
    • Cloning of overexpression, knock-down, and knock-out constructs
    • Cell line generation using state-of-the-art genetic technologies
    • Development and execution of assays for biochemical and biophysical characterization of antibodies
    • Biochemical based target identification
    • Laboratory maintenance duties


  • Bachelor degree required; BS/MS in biomedical sciences or related discipline or those with significant demonstrated experience in molecular and/or cell biology strongly preferred.
  • In depth knowledge and hands-on experience with basic molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, or immunology techniques
  • Self-motivation and collaborative spirit
  • Eagerness to learn new techniques and take on new challenges
  • Organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

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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