Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Located in Boston, 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 mission of the Center for Cancer Genome Discovery (CCGD) at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is to facilitate genome discoveries in a many human cancer types 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. Technologies are selected and developed with a view to discovery-oriented ventures, as well as translational medicine and clinical relevance.
We are seeking a highly motivated research technician for the CCGD genomics platforms. The successful candidtate will use cutting-edge technologies for cancer mutation discovery and tumor profiling, including Sequenom Mass spec genotyping and Illumina Next Generation Sequencing. The position will involve some molecular biology such as DNA isolation and quantification, PCR amplification, library preparation, mass-spec genotyping and/or 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.
Bachelors of Science with experience in molecular biology or biochemistry. Prior experience in laboratory research is highly preferred; high-throughput experience in automation, genotyping or sequencing is a plus. The candidate will be self-motivated, detail oriented, responsible, and flexible and possess excellent organizational and analytical skills. Demonstrates ability to comprehend English as a second language in reading, writing, and speaking skills required. A minimum of two-year commitment is required.
Full time, 40 hours per week