Scientist I - Molecular Biology Core

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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.


Scientist -- Molecular Biology Core Facilities: Genomics

The Molecular Biology Core facilities (MBCF) is accepting applications for a scientist to develop Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) samples preparation methods. Responsibilities will include evaluating cutting-edge nucleic acid extraction and NGS library prep methodologies, protocol optimization, writing SOPs and training other MBCF technologists. The scientist will also be charged with deploying high-throughput automated methods on a Biomek liquid handling platform.

Demonstrated success in technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought. 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.


Qualified individuals will have a PhD or M.S. and a minimum of 3-5 years of experience working with Illumina NGS, RNAseq, FFPE derived samples, and automation.

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.

Employment Type

full time