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Lead Research Tech - Armstrong and Stegmaier Labs

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Boston, MA
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Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

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 positions in this job family will assist scientists in performing scientific research, development and/or clinical tasks of varying complexity. In general, they will assist in the set up, operation and maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment, monitoring experiments, making observations and calculating and recording results.


LEAD RESEARCH TECHNICIAN positions are available in the laboratories of Drs. Scott Armstrong, Chairman of Pediatric Oncology, and Kimberly Stegmaier, Vice Chair of Pediatric Oncology Research, at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Our research focuses on the application of genomic, epigenomic, and chemical biology approaches to characterize the mechanisms that control pediatric cancer development. This information is used to develop new therapeutic approaches. Research technicians will interact and collaborate closely with other scientists and computational biologists in the department of pediatric oncology and the Broad Institute with the ultimate goal of understanding the biological mechanisms underlying malignant transformation and the development of new treatments for pediatric cancer.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Act independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments and may coordinate activities of other staff.
  • Independently execute molecular biology techniques
  • Prepare, order, and maintain stocks of necessary reagents, solutions, and supplies
  • Mouse colony husbandry including, breeding, genotyping, oral gavage, and subcutaneous, IV, and IP injections
  • Document, compile, and analyze experimental data
  • Report data in oral and written formats
  • Have wide-ranging experience, using technical concepts and Institute objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways
  • Participates in all center meetings and department meetings at DFCI


  • Bachelor's/ Master's degree in Biology or related field
  • 4-6 years of related experience in a scientific or medical research setting
  • Molecular biology techniques including PCR, qPCR, sterile tissue culture, DNA /RNA isolation
  • Mouse colony husbandry including, breeding, genotyping, oral gavage, and injections is preferred.
  • Experience with FACS analysis preferred
  • Familiarity with basic and more senior level laboratory techniques
  • Effective communication skills both written and oral
  • Strong organizational techniques, including the ability to handle a variety of tasks in a fast paced 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.