Research Technician - 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.

This position in the Molecular Biology Core Facilities will assist scientists in performing Next-Generation sequencing experiments. In general, this position will assist in the set-up, operation and maintenance of laboratory Illumina NGS instruments and associated quality control instrumentation.


Accession samples submitted to the core facilities.
Perform NGS library quality control assays (Qubit, TapeStation, qPCR).
Bank samples and sequencing libraries processed in the core facilities.
Clean, maintain and prepare supplies and work areas and may be responsible for ordering of supplies.
Analyze experimental data and interpret results to write reports and summaries of findings. May be expected to participate in formal and information presentations of results to staff.
Maintains detailed notebook of all work-related activities.
Expected to provide intellectual and interactive commitment to position by keeping up with appropriate literature and research publications.
May be responsible for the development, modification and improvement of standard operating procedures.
Uses computers, computer-interfaced equipment, robotics or high-technology applications to perform work duties.


Bachelor's Degree required with a major in biology or chemistry preferred.
Knowledge of information and techniques related to either biology, chemistry, or medicine is preferred.
Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and be able to work with a wide variety of faculty and staff.
Ability to analyze information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems.
Must have attention to detail and be thorough in completing work tasks.
Ability to work within a team 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.

Employment Type

full time