Job ID:

450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Research Laboratory

Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite: 4-5 days onsite/week


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.

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 setup, operation, and maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment, monitoring experiments, making observations and calculating and recording results.

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 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, DNA target enrichment, 10x Genomics single-cell/-nuclei 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 required or MS with experience in molecular biology or biochemistry. Prior laboratory experience is required. Nucleic acid preparation for 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.

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 characteristics protected by law.

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