Scientist, Center for Immuno-Oncology

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450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Research Technician/Scientist

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Full time


The Center for Immuno-Oncology (CIO) at Dana-Farber is seeking a Scientist (New PhD grads encouraged to apply!) to contribute to the development of tissue-based biomarkers to guide patient selection and therapies in the field of cancer immunology.

The CIO is multi-disciplinary group that includes investigators in basic and clinical research and is dedicated to the discovery, development, and application of novel diagnostics and therapies in cancer immunology. 

The Scientist will have the opportunity to contribute to high-impact publications and mentor junior Technicians. They will also have the privilege of closely partnering with departmental leadership while collaborating cross-functionally.

The Scientist should be comfortable working independently and collaboratively while exhibiting strong time & project management skills. Experience with the laboratory techniques used to study primary tissue samples such as flow cytometry, gene expression profiling, and next-generation sequencing (NGS), is desired. Demonstrated success in technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought.

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.


  • Oversee the transition of diagnostic tests developed by the CIO into clinical practice at the Center for Advanced Molecular Diagnostics (CAMD) and the Dana-Farber/Brigham & Women’s Cancer Center.
  • Review and prepare data to present at weekly CIO group meetings as well as national meetings.
  • Opportunity to contribute to high-impact publications.
  • Mentor and oversee the day to day activities of 3 Laboratory Technicians.
  • Works on problems of diverse scope in which analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Responsible for mentoring and delegating the daily work efforts of up to 3 laboratory technicians.
  • Work closely with various leaders on any unit/lab issues as they arise.
  • Provided wide latitude for decision-making working in conjunction with various PI’s.


  • MS or PhD strongly preferred with experience in a basic science or translational clinical research laboratory and evidence of academic productivity.
  • Prior experience in Flow Cytometry and ELISA/Luminex assays knowledge required.
  • Advanced knowledge of Flow Cytometry data analysis (e.g. FlowJo, Cytobank)
  • Familiarity with Mass Cytometry (CyTOF) preferred.
  • Immunology and/or Oncology research experience a plus.
  • Must have excellent personal task management skills and high level of self-motivation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and willingness to collaborate cross-departmentally required

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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