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Research Associate

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Job Description

Job ID:

450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Research Laboratory

Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite:Up to 1 day remote/wk


Research Associate

Rewarding science, cutting edge technology, and a diverse and collaborative work environment. The integration of basic and translational research at the Belfer Center provides a unique opportunity to meaningfully impact treatment outcomes for our patients. As part of our growing team, we are seeking a highly motivated and experienced scientist. Our creative and collegial culture supports the professional development of our people.

For more information please visit: http://belfercenter.dfci.harvard.edu

Publications here: https://belfercenter.dfci.harvard.edu/publications/

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.


We are seeking a Research Associate to be part of a project team focused on discovering, translating, and developing next generation therapeutics using cutting edge technologies (3D organotypic spheroids, flow cytometry, single cell RNAseq).

  • Perform laboratory experiments and conduct data analysis
  • Generate reliable and reproducible data
  • Design experiments and execute on protocols; propose modification to protocols as needed
  • Maintain accurate records, write reports, and prepare presentations
  • Contribute to project team as well as overall laboratory organization and safety

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.


  • Experience with mammalian cell culture
  • Experience with routine molecular biology techniques
  • Independent, self-motivated and innovative
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and team skills
  • Ability to excel in a goal-oriented and fast-moving team environment
  • Basic immunology and
  • Experience with microscopy and flow cytometry a plus

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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