Boston, Massachusetts

The Center for Cancer Genomics (CCG) facilitates the design, execution, and analyses of cancer research projects through collaborations with investigators. We continually develop and adapt new technologies to accelerate discoveries in cancer genomics and apply these discoveries to improve personalized patient care. CCG leverages a multitude of existing and new capabilities for comprehensive genomic characterization, computational analysis, and technology development. It brings together Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and Brigham and Womenâ™s Hospital (BWH) resources to pioneer new approaches for tissue biopsies, with the goal of facilitating the generation and clinical interpretation of tumor molecular data from clinical trials. CCG integrates and coordinates various research and clinical disciplines with the ultimate goal of creating a leading cancer precision medicine research enterprise. 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 highly motivated Pathology Team Lead to oversee all tissue handling practices for CCG research projects. This individual also manages the collection and allocation of all research biopsy samples from BWH Cross-Sectional Interventional Radiology (CSIR) for all DFCI research protocols.   The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and can multitask while working collaboratively as part of a team in a fast-paced and exciting environment. Critical to success will be excellent communication and analytical skills coupled with self-motivation and independent initiative.   The Pathology Team Lead supervises a team of technicians who are responsible for collecting tissue samples from clinical sites across DFCI and BWH, allocating appropriate samples to assays, and storing research samples for future research and clinical aims. The team lead is also responsible for maintaining full records of all events, accounting for all tissue samples received, retrieving samples to be shipped/handed off to collaborators, and maintaining the diagnostic viability of all specimens received. B.S. or B.A. Required:  in biological or chemical sciences and/or completion of a NAACLS accredited histology technician training program highly desired 4-6 years of experience in research or clinical setting required Extensive knowledge of the basic sciences, anatomy, and clinical pathology workflow strongly preferred Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with various levels, including physicians (e.g., pathologists, surgeons, radiologists), researchers, and laboratory staff Familiarity with basic computer programs for data entry, to search for clinical information, and to identify and retrieve cases Excellent organizational skills Supervisory experience strongly preferred

Boston, Massachusetts

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