Biological Science Research Associate Job @ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Biological Science Research Associate @ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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 advance therapies to prolong the lives of cancer patients. As part of our growing team, we are seeking highly motivated and experienced scientist for our in vivo team. We have a creative and collegial culture that supports the professional development of our people.


  • BS in biological sciences or equivalent
  • LAT certification preferred
  • 1-2 year research experience in academic and/or pharmaceutical/biotech environment preferred
  • Ability to work in a team environment

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.

  • Assist with the establishment and maintenance of mouse cancer models (e.g. by injection or minor / major surgery).
  • Build of syngeneic, xenograft, PDX and orthotopic mouse cancer models
  • Perform mouse in vivo animal procedures, including dosing animals by various routes (e.g. oral, intravenous, intraperitoneal, etc), measuring tumors by calipers, non-invasive imaging (bioluminescent imaging)
  • Perform efficacy and tolerability testing in mouse cancer models
  • Mouse necropsy and tissue collection
  • Cell culturing techniques and subcutaneous implantation of cell and tumor grafts
  • Data recording, data analysis, reporting and interpretation
  • Contribute to overall vivarium organization and IACUC protocols

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.

Biological Science Research Associate

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