CCG Research Technician

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450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Research Technician/Scientist

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Full time

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Onsite:Up to 1 day remote/wk


CCG Research Technician

Are you interested in using the latest genome technologies to study cancer and screen tumors for mutations that might affect treatment selection? Apply today to become part of the Center for Cancer Genomics (CCG) laboratory team.

The mission of the CCG is to facilitate the development and implementation of innovative methods and emerging sequencing technologies that directly aid precision cancer medicine efforts.

The CCG has established technology platforms to assist researchers in both genome-wide and gene-focused efforts such as next-generation sequencing, genotyping, somatic mutation detection and copy number analysis. We strive to be at the cutting-edge of cancer characterization, utilizing novel technologies and adapting existing technologies for the advancement of cancer research and personalized cancer treatment. Technologies are selected and developed with a view to discovery-oriented ventures, as well as translational medicine and clinical relevance.

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

This position will assist scientists in performing scientific research, development and/or clinical tasks of varying complexity. In general, this position will assist in the set up, operation and maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment, monitoring experiments, making observations and calculating and recording results.


We are seeking a highly motivated research technician for the CCG genomics platforms. The successful candidate will use cutting-edge technologies for cancer mutation discovery and tumor profiling. The position involves performing molecular biology techniques such as DNA isolation and quantification, manual and automated library preparation, PCR, target enrichment, 10x Genomics single-cell workflows, and high-throughput massively parallel (Illumina) sequencing. Duties include independently operating and maintaining equipment, generating data to identify mutations in cancer samples, completing projects in a timely fashion, providing progress updates at weekly meetings, and working in a collaborative, exciting, and fast-paced team environment.


BS or MS with experience in molecular biology or biochemistry. Prior laboratory experience is required. Next Generation Sequencing experience preferred but not required. The candidate will be self-motivated, detail oriented, responsible, flexible, and possess excellent organizational and analytical skills. Computational experience is welcome. Recent graduates with lab-experience who aspire to attend graduate or medical school are encouraged to apply, as this position is excellent preparation for school admission.

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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