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Apply now Job no: 504418
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Bouve College of Health Sciences

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

 

About the Opportunity:

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Responsibilities:

In the New England Inflammation and Tissue Protection Institute (NEITPI), under the direction of Dr. Michail Sitkovsky , the Technician will independently perform basic or applied research of higher scope and complexity. In addition to standard responsibilities of a lab technician (managing lab inventory, safety protocols, hazardous waste, general lab maintenance), the incumbent will also be conducting research experiments with CAR-T cells and polyclonal T cells against tumors by taking advantage of previous professional knowledge. This is why bench level experience with adoptive cell transfer of human or mouse T cells to tumor-bearing hosts is highly desirable. The technician must also have extensive experience in mammalian cell culture and performing basic immunological research particularly in cancer immunotherapy or infectious disease models. The technician will utilize flow cytometry and sorting of cells; which is essential along with in vivo mouse cancer immunotherapy models. The incumbent will provide analysis of tumor microenvironment on the level of cytokines and chemokines. The technician will provide functional and administrative supervision of supporting research staff and graduate students as well as attend meetings and present research. The technician will also assist in supervising undergraduate researchers and participate in education process of undergrad students interested in immunotherapies of cancer.

 

Qualifications:

Must have a B.S. or equivalent and 3+ years' laboratory experience. This experience should demonstrate the ability to plan and execute research projects; previous experience with mammalian cell culture, flow cytometry (and Flowjo analysis software), ELISA, immunohistochemistry, RT-PCR, fluorescent microscopy, animal handling/injection, in vivo tumor immunology assays.

 


Preferred Qualifications:

 N/A

 

Salary Grade:

 44

Additional Information:

 

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

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