RESEARCH ASSOCIATE I (posted Feb 21, 2017)

We are seeking a research assistant I to join a laboratory studying T cell immunity in humans with an emphasis on tumor immunology and therapeutic target discovery. Dr. Nicholas Haining’s laboratory is a field leader in the genomic analysis of CD8 T cells and is now working on identifying mechanisms of tumor resistance to immunotherapy. As a research assistant in the Haining lab, your duties will include molecular cloning, cell culture, extensive work with mice, and large-scale genetic screening. You will work closely with the principal investigator and other scientists at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, MA, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA, and will function largely independently on a daily basis after training. Your work will be central to several major research projects, and co-authorship on high-impact publications is strongly supported.

The research will require you to be adaptable and able to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment. Learning new techniques in the lab or from other labs to increase expertise will be encouraged. Candidates should have excellent communication skills, be highly organized, and comfortable with new technology. BS degree, or equivalent, with previous experience in laboratories is required. This position will provide an outstanding experience for a career in science, medicine or biotechnology.  Interested candidates should apply here (requisition number 2994). If you have any questions about the position or your application, contact us at