Research Assistant at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

17 November 2022

Job Description

The Bandopadhayay Lab ( at DFCI (with co-affiliations with Boston Children’s Hospital and the Broad Institute) is seeking a motivated research assistant to join our efforts to find better treatments for children with brain tumors. We apply cutting-edge genomic technologies to identify drivers of childhood cancers and to determine mechanisms of resistance to current and novel treatments. Our lab is highly translational and spans efforts from acquiring patient samples to generating and analyzing high-throughput datasets from those samples. To that end, the individual will engage in experiments that utilize molecular biology techniques such as cell culture methods, recombinant DNA and gene transfer technology, and other cell biology assays. There will be opportunities to learn and assist in computational methods of analysis. The individual will also assist in daily laboratory operations and organization.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent is required, preferably in the biological, biochemical, or computational sciences. We encourage all applicants that are enthusiastic about scientific discovery and are passionate about helping improve patient outcomes to apply. Prior research experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, or genetics is a plus, as well as experience with computational coding, data management, and statistical analysis. The ideal candidate will be a team player, highly self-motivated, and eager to engage in translational research. We are looking for candidates with a minimum of two years of availability, with positions to commence in Summer/Fall 2023.

Please contact Dr. Mimi Bandopadhayay ( if
interested. Applications close Jan 7th 2023.

Bando Lab Mission and Culture

Who we are and what we do: We are a team of scientists who are dedicated to applying cutting edge methods and technologies to find better treatments for children with brain tumors. We are united in our
mission to work as hard as we can, together as a team, and collaboratively with researchers in other programs, to find those treatments that are so desperately needed for thousands of children diagnosed with brain tumors around the world.

Diversity is essential in science and medicine

We, the members of the Bando Lab, want to make the following statement concerning equality in the workplace. Our lab celebrates diversity, and we recognize that our team only stands to gain from including members with different backgrounds, ways of life, experiences and opinions. We hold ourselves accountable for treating each other fairly and equally to create the best environment possible to succeed with our goals as researchers and individuals. Cancer does not discriminate, so to beat it, neither can we.

Immunization and vaccination statement

All members of the Bando lab must complete and adhere to all immunization and vaccination requirements that are required by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This includes up-to-date COVID-19 and Influenza vaccination.