CCG Pathology Research Technician

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450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Research Technician/Scientist

Employment Type:
Full time

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


The Center for Cancer Genomics (CCG) facilitates the design, execution, and analyses of cancer research projects through collaborations with investigators. We continually develop and adapt new technologies to accelerate discoveries in cancer genomics and apply these discoveries to improve personalized patient care.

CCG leverages a multitude of existing and new capabilities for comprehensive genomic characterization, computational analysis, and technology development. It brings together Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) resources to pioneer new approaches for tissue biopsies, with the goal of facilitating the generation and clinical interpretation of tumor molecular data from clinical trials. CCG integrates and coordinates various research and clinical disciplines with the ultimate goal of creating a leading cancer precision medicine research enterprise.

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 highly motivated Pathology Research Technician to support CCG research projects. This position will require a skilled, independent professional to perform all tissue handling practices for CCG research projects in collaboration with other Pathology Research Technicians and under the management of the Pathology Team Lead. This individual also aids in the collection, allocation, and storage of all research biopsy samples from BWH Cross-Sectional Interventional Radiology (CSIR) for all DFCI research protocols.   

The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and have the ability to multitask while working collaboratively as part of a team in a fast-paced and exciting environment. Critical to success will be excellent communication and analytical skills coupled with self-motivation and independent initiative.

Indirect patient contact. May be in the presence of patients but will not be performing any patient procedures.


  • Required: B.S. or B.A. in a biological or chemical science
  • Knowledge of the basic sciences, anatomy, and anatomic pathology workflows (including cytology) is a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with various levels, including physicians (e.g., Pathologists, Surgeons, Radiologists), researchers, and staff
  • Ability to coordinate well in a team setting
  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision
  • Familiarity with basic computer programs for data entry, to search for clinical information, and to identify and retrieve cases
  • Working knowledge of histologic procedures is a plus
  • Previous experience working with biological samples is a plus
  • Must have excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to methodically record data with a very high level of accuracy

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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