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Research Technician - Treon Lab

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Research Technician - Treon Lab

Job ID:



450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215


Research Laboratory

Employment Type:

Full time

Work Location:

Onsite:Up to 1 day remote/wk


Located in the heart of the Boston medical area, the Treon Lab in the Bing Center for Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia (BCWM) within the Dana Farber Cancer Institute is a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, and computational biologists dedicated to the advanced developments of novel therapeutics and genomic discoveries for the lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma called Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia.

The BCWM laboratory uses a variety of biochemical, cell biology, and translational approaches to identify new therapeutic targets and develop preclinical models. The position offers the opportunity to lead research efforts for high-throughput analyses and routine laboratory tasks. For more information on the Center and its background please visit our dedicated website at www.bingcenterforwm.org

A full-time position is available for an enthusiastic, initiative-taking individual who can thrive in a fast-paced, challenging research environment, and can interact well with others as part of a cohesive team. This is an ideal mid-level entry position into the world of innovative laboratory research. Ideal candidates will possess strong people skills along with a desire to help understand the biologics of the disease.

After training, the candidate will start to work independently and will be mentored by the lab manager and/or senior research technician(s). In the development of the projects, she/he will interact and collaborate closely with other scientists, biologists, chemists, and computational biologists in our global collaborative lab groups. Historically, previous team members have gone on to successful academic and career opportunities; graduate/medical school, independent faculty, consulting, and industry.

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.


  • Conduct standardized biological, microbiological, or biochemical tests and laboratory analyses, including the collection of information and samples from organic substances, such as blood, drugs, and animals.
  • Isolate, identify and prepare specimens for examination.
  • Analyze experimental data and interpret results to author reports and summaries of findings. May expect to participate in formal and information presentations of results to staff.
  • Maintains detailed notebook of all work-related activities.
  • Monitors laboratory work to ensure compliance with Environmental Health and Safety information as well as the standard operation procedures specific to each laboratory.
  • Expected to provide intellectual and interactive commitment to position by keeping up with appropriate literature and research publications.
  • Uses computers, computer-interfaced equipment, or high-technology applications to perform work duties.
  • Set up, adjust, calibrate, clean, maintain and troubleshoot equipment.
  • Clean, maintain and prepare supplies and work areas


Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in the life sciences or related field required.
  • Passion for science and strong motivation
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills, including the ability to manage a variety of tasks in a demanding environment, positive attitude and diligence, as well as ability to think on one’s feet are required.
  • Must be a strong collaborator.
  • Basic computational experience not required but is a plus.
  • We are looking for candidates with at least 2 years of availability.


  • This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week.

At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong. As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff. Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

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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