Research Technician

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450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Research Technician/Scientist

Employment Type:
Full time


The Ghobrial Lab at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute is comprised of talented and motivated scientists focused on the exploration and navigation of hematological malignancies, namely Multiple Myeloma and Waldenström Macroglobulinemia. We are seeking to expand our team in the form of a Lab Technician.

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.


The role of The Lab Technician serves a very important and critical role in the flow of the laboratory’s research. Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Follows optimized protocols to process peripheral blood and bone marrow from patients with multiple myeloma on designated clinical trials and tissue banking protocols
  • Capable of operating advanced, liquid handling machinery as it pertains to specimen processing and sample preparation
  • Assists research fellows with various next-generation sequencing experiments using multiple myeloma cell lines and patient samples
  • Attends lab meetings and actively participates in communicating updates on sample intake for various protocols
  • Maintains accurate electronic and physical sample inventories to maintain organization of clinical trial and tissue banking cohorts
  • Operates computer programs associated with sample labeling, storage and shipping
  • Prepares reagents and stocks
  • Adheres to standard laboratory safety measures


Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree required with a major in biology or chemistry preferred
  • Knowledge of information and techniques related to either biology, chemistry, or medicine is preferred
  • Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and be able to work with a wide variety of faculty and staff
  • Ability to analyze information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Basic mathematic skillset
  • Ability to work within a team environment

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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