• Research Technician - Filbin Lab

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    Hidden (24988)
    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.

    A multi-disciplinary team of researchers led by Dr. Mariella G. Filbin at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (with co-affiliation with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard) seeks a Research Technician to join efforts to find new treatment strategies for pediatric brain tumors. Our team uses cutting-edge single cell genomics as well as gene editing tools to understand the hierarchies of cancer cells within tumors and their interaction with the microenvironment, with a particular focus on cancer stem-cell programs and their translation into novel treatments. 

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


    • Conduct standardized biological, molecular and biochemical tests and laboratory analyses, including the collection and processing of samples directly from patients.
    • Conduct both single-cell and bulk RNA and DNA sequencing experiments from primary patient tumors.
    • Analyze experimental data and interpret results to write reports and summaries of findings, and look for opportunities to co-author publications. May 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.
    • May be responsible for designing and executing advanced experiments and setting strategy. 


      • Bachelor's Degree required, with a major in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics/genomics or neuroscience preferred.
      • Knowledge of information and techniques related to either molecular biology, genomics, 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 thrive in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
      • Passion for scientific discovery to improve patient outcomes and highly self-motivated

    We are looking for candidates who have at least two years of availability.


    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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