Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Sr. Research Technician - Molecular Biology Core in Boston, Massachusetts

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.

The positions in this job family will assist scientists in performing scientific research, development and/or clinical tasks of varying complexity. In general, they will assist in the set up, operation and maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment, monitoring experiments, making observations and calculating and recording results.

The Molecular Biology Core Facilities at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is seeking a motivated,

independent, and enthusiastic senior research technician to develop, optimize, and perform Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) library prep methods. Responsibilities will include evaluating new methodologies, writing SOPs, and performing complex NGS library preparations for Illumina, PacBio and Oxford Nanopore platforms.

  • Masters or Bachelor’s Degree required with a major in biology or chemistry preferred.

  • Minimum of 2-4 years related experience. Experience with lab automation is highly desirable.

  • Experience with NGS library preparation, RNAseq, ExomeSeq, ATACseeq, Bisulfite

Sequencing and associated equipment such as Qubit, TapeStation, Bioanalzyer and RT-qPCR. (At least some of these skills 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.

Job ID: 2018-12538

External Company URL: www.dana-farber.org