Lab Assistant I

2 weeks ago
Job ID
Hidden (24997)
full time


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.

To facilitate and carry out operations activities in the research laboratories.


Individual in this role would perform the following functions:


  • Assists with the maintenance of laboratory stocks, such as glassware.
  • In wet labs, carries out the removal of laboratory waste as needed.
  • Carries out or oversees cleaning and maintenance of glassware and plasticware stocks (washing, drying, sterilizing). 
  • Autoclaves laboratory reagents and waste.
  • Familiar with shipping and receiving processes.


Other requirements: Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Some risk of receiving cuts from handling broken glassware.  Must be able to wear protective gloves for most of shift. May involve work with hazardous materials. On the job training will be provided.


Wet lab special conditions: Must wear radiation film badge and be trained for work in laboratory environments where radioactive materials are used.


  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • Good English language reading and speaking skills highly desirable.
  • Ability to work with glassware and autoclaving equipment.
  • Some work experience demonstrating reliability and above listed skills preferred.

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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