Sr. Research Technician - Belizaire Lab

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Job ID:

450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Research Laboratory

Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite: 100% onsite


The positions in this job family will assist scientists in performing scientific research, development and/or clinical tasks of varying complexity.  In general, they will assist in the set up, operation and maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment, monitoring experiments, making observations and calculating and recording results.

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.

The laboratory of Roger Belizaire, MD, PhD, is a team of research investigators at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Our laboratory uses a range of molecular and cell biological techniques to elucidate the molecular basis of cancer and hematologic disorders and to develop novel therapeutics. A full-time Senior Research Technician position is available.

This is an ideal mid-level position in the world of cutting-edge cancer research. We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, self-motivated individual who thrives in a fast-paced, challenging research environment, and can interact well with others as part of a cohesive team.

Our group studies the pathobiology of myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloid malignancies, using a combination of quantitative proteomics, genetic and chemical screens, protein biochemistry, and cell-based assays. We aim to comprehensively characterize oncogenic phospho-signaling in myeloid neoplasms; to define genetic dependencies associated with recurrent oncogenic drivers; and to leverage our understanding to inform targeted therapies for adult and pediatric patients with myeloid neoplasms.



  • Perform experiments, which may be moderate to complex with increasing independence.
  • Record data and analyze results using basic statistics.
  • Maintain and perform experiments using cells in tissue culture.
  • Help prepare laboratory reagents and maintain equipment.
  • Help maintain laboratory inventory and place supply/reagent orders.
  • Help prepare figures, presentations, and written materials for grants and publications.
  • Increasing involvement in training and oversight of junior team members


No supervisory responsibilities.  Normally receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new projects or assignments.



  • A M.S. or B.S. with a major in Biology or Chemistry preferred.
  • Minimum 2-4 years of experience in a professional, experimental biology laboratory.
  • Experience with techniques in molecular biology, cell biology, protein biochemistry, and/or flow cytometry is desirable.


  • Strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to teamwork
  • High degree of computer literacy
  • Sound analytical and organizational skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Logical and effective task management and prioritization skills
  • Ability to identify potential problems and troubleshoot solutions

    The individual in this position will work under supervision and independently as part of the investigative team in the Belizaire Lab at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The wet lab environment will include work at the bench and in the tissue culture hood with appropriate personal protective equipment; there will also be occasional work with toxic and biohazardous substances in a fume or laminar flow hood with appropriate personal protective equipment.

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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