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Research Technician/Operations Coordinator - Lane Lab

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Research Technician/Operations Coordinator - Lane Lab

Job ID:



450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215


Research Laboratory

Employment Type:

Full time

Work Location:

Onsite:Up to 1 day remote/wk


The Research Technician 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.

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.


We are seeking a full-time research technician in the cancer biology laboratory of Dr. Andrew Lane in the Department of Medical Oncology


We are looking for candidates to be part of a team performing research to understand cancer genomics, leukemia biology, and mechanisms of therapy resistance, and how these might lead to new treatments for patients. This position will assist scientists in performing research tasks of varying complexity and may be tailored to the candidate’s experience. In general, they will assist in the design and execution of experiments, operation of laboratory instruments, making scientific observations, and calculating and recording results.

A portion of effort to include general lab management, such as ordering laboratory supplies and organization of biospecimen storage with accurate record keeping.

Experience in cell culture and general laboratory molecular biology (such as PCR) or cell biology (such as flow cytometry) techniques is preferred but not required.

Experience with mouse experiments would also be an advantage but is not required.


  • Bachelor's Degree required with a major in biology or chemistry preferred.
  • Knowledge of information and techniques related to either biology, 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 work within a team environment.

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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