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Job ID:
23831

Location:
450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Category:
Fellowships

Employment Type:
Full time

Overview

Our group at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is looking for exceptional Post-doctoral Fellows in the area of cancer biology, specialized in “Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy, Bioengineering, T cell Receptors or Stem Cells Research”.  

The successful candidate will perform research on discovery and translational science to interface clinical development for treatment of cancer patients.  We expect that immunotherapy approach for human clinical investigation will emerge from these efforts through our collaborations.

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned innovative researchers, dedicated clinicians and professionals, and 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; we conduct research that advances treatment; educate tomorrow's researchers/ physician; reach out to underserved members of our community; and work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

Requirements

Our lab at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is seeking a motivated and talented scientist who will contribute to discovery and translational research.  The major focus of this specific position will include a talented scientist who develop and execute biological assays, interpretate the results, analyze the data, and support further research activities.

 Specific responsibilities include:

  • Conducting cell-based and molecular biology research including tissue culture, phenotypes, proliferation and cytotoxicity assays, flow cytometry analyses, gene editing through CRISPR, RNA/DNA analyses including ChIP-seq and RNA-seq, transduction / transfections / infection, RNA/DNA extractions, PCR, immune-histochemistry, immuno-precipitations and immunoblotting, and general lab organization/ordering as well as lab safety issues.  Expertise in evaluation of drug efficacy studies in animal models could be also helpful.
  • Performing preclinical studies in mouse models of cancer.
  • Maintaining accurate records, writing reports, and preparing/giving presentations.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in biological sciences
  • A strong background in immunology, cancer biology, molecular biology and cell biology
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to perform both self-directed and guided research
  • Effectively work as part of an interdisciplinary team of scientists

The postdoctoral fellow will be affiliated with the Department of Medical Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School.

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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