Clinical Lab Assistant - Cell Manipulation Core Facility

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450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Medical Technologist

Employment Type:
Full time

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


The Clinical Lab Assistant under general supervision, I will receive on the job training in order to perform a variety of tasks to support the Stem Cell Transplant Lab, Novel Cell Therapy Lab and Cellular Therapy Testing Lab.

Schedule is 1:30 to 10pm  Monday - Friday

The Connell and O'Reilly Families Cell Manipulation Core Facility (CMCF) assists DF/HCC members in developing new cell-based therapies for patients with cancer who are enrolled in novel therapeutic clinical research protocols. It also supports clinical research studies designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of these novel treatments.  Please visit

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. 



  • Follow aseptic technique and clean room procedures.
  • Perform and document daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly cleaning of lab equipment.
  • Transport samples throughout the lab and to labs outside of CMCF in-person or by utilizing PEVCO system.
  • Check supply kits for accuracy and expiration prior to being needed for processing.
  • Obtain additional supplies, as needed, for processing; document supplies provided on additional lot sheet.
  • Pick-up and enter data from cell infusion records at a variety of locations across Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital campus.


  • Work within the cGMP and cGTP guidelines and adhere to all regulatory standards within the Cell Manipulation Core Facility.


  • Ability to perform tasks under general supervision.
  • Ability to follow established procedures.
  • Adheres to all applicable DFCI policies including safety, HPAA and Code of Conduct.
  • Ability to work effectively independently as well as a member of a team.
  • Ability to seeks advice as needed.
  • Knowledge of lab safety and infection control.
  • Working knowledge of computer systems desired.


Minimum Education:  High School diploma required; related Associates degree preferred.

Minimum Experience:  Previous laboratory experience preferred.

License/Certification/Registration:  Lab Assistant certificate preferred.

At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.  As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.  Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply. 

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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