Research Technician – Marasco Laboratory

Boston, Massachusetts (US)
Salary commensurate with experience.
November 02 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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Research Technician – Marasco Laboratory
Dana Farber Cancer Institute

A lab technician position is available for a highly motivated and experienced individual who is interested in hands-on bench research in the area of viral immunology, host defense and therapeutic antibody discovery. This individual will be an integral member of our research team and will be mentored by senior members of the lab on different research projects, including identifying murine/human antibodies and developing new therapies for infectious disease related applications.

As a bench scientist, this position requires basic biochemical, molecular and cell biology skills including day-to-day cell culture, molecular cloning, various protein production/analysis techniques. There will be opportunities to contribute to research projects related to humoral cross-reactivity against influenza and COVID-19 infection, as well as the discovery of novel antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease. Additional work includes performing literature searches, writing up methods and materials, results, figure legends and constructing figures for grant proposals, progress reports, and manuscripts.

This position also shares responsibilities for lab maintenance and operation. Applicants with 1+ years of lab experience with strong background in both molecular and cell biology techniques including production of recombinant proteins in E. coli and mammalian cells, as well as subsequent biochemical and immunological analysis are preferred.


  • Standard laboratory and molecular biology techniques (DNA cloning, PCR, ELISA, plasmid prep, cell culture, etc.)
  • Conduct experiments, analyze experimental data and interpret results for publication
  • Maintain inventory of lab supplies/reagents and contribute to maintenance and upkeep of lab equipment
  • Keep a detailed notebook of all work-related activities including experimental procedures, results, and conclusions
  • Contribute at an intellectual level by remaining up to date on appropriate research publications
  • Present data and advances in the field to other members of the lab in both formal and informal settings
  • Note that nights and weekends may be required to meet research needs


  • Bachelor's Degree required with a major in biology or a related scientific field preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year of related experience
  • Experience in molecular biology, protein expression and purification, and cell culture is preferred
  • Knowledge of techniques related to immunology, biology or infectious disease research is preferred
  • Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and be able to work with a wide variety of faculty and staff.
  • Must be a self-starter and a highly motivated team player with excellent attention to detail
  • Have the ability to analyze information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems
  • Ability to work within a team environment.

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About Dana Farber:
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.

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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