Research Technician - Pediatric Oncology/Crompton Lab

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Job Description

Laboratory Overview:

The Crompton Laboratory focuses on leveraging proteomic and genomic approaches to transform treatment approaches for pediatric solid tumor malignancies. We utilize high-throughput chemical and molecular screening coupled with proteomic and genomic profiling to identify new targeted therapeutic approaches for aggressive pediatric sarcomas. New targets and therapies are validated in cell line and mouse xenograft models with the goal of initiating new clinical trials. We also utilize highly quantitative genomic techniques to develop non-invasive liquid biopsy assays for patients with pediatric sarcomas.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Overview:

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.


We are seeking an entry level research technician to assist in our work validating new therapeutic approaches pediatric sarcomas. Your duties will include performing in vitro experiments with cells in culture and basic molecular and biochemical techniques. Experience with in vitro techniques is not required, but an eagerness to learn and excel at these techniques will be necessary. Other responsibilities may include participation in basic operational tasks for the laboratory and participation in lab meetings. You will work closely with the principal investigator to design and prioritize experiments. Your research will significantly impact several major research projects with high potential for co-authorship on scientific publications.


This position will require adaptability to fast-paced research environment, ability to function in a highly collaborative environment, and excellent communication, organizational, and computer skills. Candidates should have a BS or BA and prior training in biological lab bench techniques such as cell culture, molecular, and biochemical techniques is preferred but not 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.

Employment Type

full time