• Cytogenetics Technician - Fanconi Anemia Lab

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/4/2018 8:30 PM)
    Job ID
    Medical Technologist/Clinical Lab
    full time
  • 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.


    The Comprehensive Center for Fanconi Anemia at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute is seeking a highly motivated, full time cytogenetic technician to work in a clinical and research laboratory focusing on Fanconi Anemia.  The individual will be involved in the diagnosis and research of this rare genetic disease.  Major responsibilities will be the coordinating and testing of patient samples for diagnosis by a chromosomal instability test. Research will include working with primary and established cell lines and mouse models. 


    The applicant should be highly motivated, be able to work independently, multi-task, possess organizational skills, have the ability to troubleshoot, and have a basic knowledge of cellular and molecular biology. Experience in microscope analysis, long and short term  tissue culture, culturing and harvesting clinical specimens, karyotyping, preparation of solutions, data entry and slide making. Prior experience in a Cytogenetic Lab setting highly desirable.



    • BA/BS in biological sciences required.
    • 0-3 years of experience preferred.
    • CLSP(GC) certification preferred.
    • Knowledge and experience in chromosome analysis, cytogenetics and molecular biology preferred.
    • Training in OSHA, Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, Advanced Fire/Safety, Infection Control and Departmental Safety are required annually.
    • Must have the ability to work independently, as well as multitask and be very organized.

    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.


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