A full-time position is available for an experienced technician in the laboratory of Dr. Brian Crompton in the Department of Pediatric Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Crompton laboratory uses a combination of next-generation sequencing and proteomic approaches to profile tumor material from matched tumor biopsies, circulating tumor DNA, and circulating tumor cells. These studies are focused on understanding the genomic, proteomic, and epigenomic heterogeneity and disease evolution of pediatric solid tumors and leveraging that understanding to develop new pharmacodynamic markers of drug activity and discover mechanisms of treatment resistance. The laboratory works with an extensive network of clinical investigators running multi-institutional clinical trials from which well-annotated patient samples are obtained. The laboratory is well supported by National Cancer Institute, Department of Defense, and Foundation grants.
We are seeking a highly motivated experienced technician to assist in our work developing and validating new genomic approaches for the detection and quantification of circulating tumor DNA and circulating tumor cells. We are specifically looking to recruit a technician who is interested in working mid-day to late afternoon hours to accept, process, and initiate experiments on patient samples arriving from other academic centers. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, purchasing and maintaining laboratory supplies, and assisting with instituting operating procedures that maintain a safe and productive lab environment. You will work closely with the principal investigator, the principal technician/lab manager and operate with independence once fully trained. Your research will significantly impact several major research projects with high potential for co-authorship on scientific publications.
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.
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.
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