Sr Research Technician - Treon Lab

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450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Research Laboratory

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Full time

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Onsite: Full time on Campus


Senior Research Technician/Scientist

Bing Center for Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Located in the heart of the Boston medical area, the Treon Lab in the Bing Center for Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia (BCWM) within the Dana Farber Cancer Institute is a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, and computational biologists dedicated to the advanced developments of novel therapeutics and genomic discoveries for the lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma called Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia

The BCWM laboratory uses a variety of biochemical, cell biology, and translational approaches to identify new therapeutic targets and develop preclinical models. The position offers the opportunity to lead research efforts for high-throughput analyses and routine laboratory tasks. For more information on the Center and its background please visit our dedicated website at

A full-time position is available for an enthusiastic, initiative-taking individual who can thrive in a fast-paced, challenging research environment, and can interact well with others as part of a cohesive team. This is an ideal mid-level entry position into the world of innovative laboratory research. Ideal candidates will possess strong people skills along with a desire to help understand the biologics of the disease. After training, the candidate will work independently daily with dedicated projects and be mentored by the principal investigator. In the development of the projects, she/he will interact and collaborate closely with other scientists, biologists, chemists, and computational biologists in our global collaborative lab groups. Historically, previous team members have gone on to successful academic and career opportunities; graduate/medical school, independent faculty, consulting, and industry

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.



  • 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 drafted reports and summaries of findings, including grant preparation and presentations, and look for opportunities to co-author publications. She/he may be in expectance to participate in formal and information presentations of results to staff
  • 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
  • Uses computers, computer-interfaced equipment, or high-technology applications to perform work duties
  • May be responsible for designing and executing advanced experiments and setting strategy
  • May be responsible for the examination of animals and specimens to detect the presence of disease or other problems


  • Bachelor's Degree required with experince in biological sciences, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field/experience
  • Minimum of 2-4 years pharmaceutical/biotech environment
  • Previous experience in mammalian cell culture, western blotting, immuno-precipitation, immuno-fluorescence staining
  • Ability to do ELISA and flow cytometry
  • Analysis in cell viability including MTT assay and apoptosis
  • Basic molecular cloning techniques including DNA and RNA isolation a plus
  • 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.


This is a full-time postion, 40 hours per week

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.

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.


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