Research Technician - Kadoch Lab

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

Research Technician - Kadoch Lab

Job Details

Job ID:
37985

Location:
450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Category:
Research Laboratory

Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite: 100% onsite

Overview

The Kadoch Laboratory at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, the Broad Institute and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is seeking a highly qualified post-baccalaureate student to join our vibrant research team as a Research Associate focused on cancer biology, epigenetics, and chromatin regulation. Our lab uses multidisciplinary approaches including biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, chemical biology, epigenomics and others to explore the mechanisms of chromatin remodeling complexes, which are frequently mutated in human cancers and other diseases. Our exciting and diverse set of projects involve collaborations across the Harvard and MIT centers in Boston and Cambridge as well as world-wide. This is a unique opportunity with significant potential for the student to work directly with the PI as well as senior graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to carry forward independent projects resulting in authorship on publications and opportunities to present work at local, national, and international meetings. This position is ideal for students aiming to pursue either PhD, MD, or combined MD/PhD programs as their next steps.

The successful applicant will have advanced experience in one or more of the following areas: molecular biology, cell culture and model systems, protein biochemistry, structural biology, genetics and/or genomics-centered methodologies, through focused prior lab research experience (i.e. 1-2 years in research laboratories with strong letters of recommendation) as well as undergraduate coursework. We are looking for candidates with at least two (2) years of availability and who may be considering applying to graduate and/or medical school following their tenure in the lab. The ideal candidate will be exceptionally motivated, communicative, mature, detailed, goal-oriented, able to work both independently and in teams, and will possess excellent leadership, organizational, and analytical skills.

Please contact Cigall Kadoch, Ph.D., directly at cigall_kadoch@dfci.harvard.edu for more information if interested (along with CV/resume), and please copy Dr. Kadoch’s assistant, Ms. Kristen Applegate, at Kristen_Applegate@dfci.harvard.edu. We will hire for this position(s) on a rolling basis over the coming months with target start date of May-July 2024, and will close the position once new hires have been confirmed.

For more information about our laboratory, please see the Kadoch Lab website at http://www.kadochlab.org , our recent publications (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=kadoch+c), and news via our Twitter handles, @kadochlab, and @ckadoch.

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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. Collaborates with Purchasing and may be responsible for negotiating with vendors.
  • 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 write reports and summaries of findings, including grant preparation and presentations, and look for opportunities to co-author publications. May be expected 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.
  • May be responsible for the development, modification and improvement of standard operating procedures.
  • Uses computers, computer-interfaced equipment, robotics 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.
  • May be responsible for monitoring laboratory budgets.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Research Technician

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

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree required with a major in biology or chemistry preferred.
  • 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.
  • 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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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 groups as protected by law.

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