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Research Technician - Center for Cancer Genome Discovery

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Boston, MA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Research Technician,

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.

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 Genome Discovery (CCGD) laboratory team.

CCGD's mission at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is to facilitate genome discoveries in human cancer by basic and translational research. The CCGD 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.


Bachelors in Science with experience in molecular biology or biochemistry. Prior laboratory experience is highly preferred.  The candidate will be self-motivated, detail oriented, responsible, and flexible and possess excellent organizational and analytical skills.  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.

We are seeking a highly motivated research technician for the CCGD genomics platforms. The successful candidate will use cutting-edge technologies for cancer mutation discovery and tumor profiling. The position involves molecular biology techniques such as DNA isolation and quantification, qPCR, library preparation and high-throughput massively parallel sequencing. Duties include operating and maintaining equipment, analyzing data to identify mutations in cancer samples, completing projects in a timely fashion, giving presentations at weekly meetings, and working in a collaborative, exciting and fast-paced team environment.

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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.