Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Research Technician- Armstrong lab in Boston, Massachusetts

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Scott Armstrong, Chair of the Department of Pediatric Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Our research focuses on the application of genomic and epigenomic approaches to characterize the mechanisms that control stem cell like properties in leukemia. This information is used to develop new therapeutic approaches. Research technicians will interact and collaborate closely with other scientists and computational biologists with the ultimate goal of understanding the biological mechanisms underlying malignant transformation and the development of new treatments for leukemia

Responsibilities Include:

  • Molecular biology techniques including western blotting, PCR, qPCR, sterile tissue culture, cloning, DNA/RNA isolation, CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing experiments, flow cytometry, and cell sorting

  • Prepare, order, and maintain stocks of necessary reagents, solutions, and supplies

  • Mouse colony husbandry including, breeding, genotyping, oral gavage, and injections

  • Document, compile, and analyze experimental data

  • Report data in oral and written formats

  • Participate in all lab meetings and department meetings at DFCI

Preferred, but not required:

  • Experience with flow cytometry & FACS analysis


  • Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree in Biology or related field

  • Familiarity with basic laboratory techniques

  • Effective communication skills

  • Experience working in a scientific or medical research setting

  • Strong organizational techniques, including the ability to handle a variety of tasks in a fast paced 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.

Job ID: 2019-13835

Grade: 17

External Company URL: www.dana-farber.org