The Research Scientist will report directly to Judy Garber, MD, MPH, who serves as the Chief of The Division of Cancer Genetics and Prevention (CCGP) at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI).
The CCGP at the DFCI was one of the first clinical cancer genetics and prevention programs in the world. The Center offers genetic testing, counseling, and expert care for adult and pediatric cancer patients, survivors, previvors (patients who do not have cancer but tested positive for a mutation), and those with a family history of cancer. Our team also leads innovative research that helps to unravel the complexities of inherited cancers. Our research group is also active in clinical trials exploring new methods of cancer risk reduction. Dr. Garber’s group is particularly focused on breast cancer risk and risk reduction.
The Research Scientist will be responsible for enhancing productivity of the CCGP through providing and facilitating scientific operational support. S/he will partner closely with Dr. Garber, work with her project managers to provide support to their projects, but will particularly focus on developing and implementing prevention trials, working most closely with the prevention team at Dana-Farber and leading the development of clinical trials as part of collaborations with external sites, locally, nationally and internationally. This position requires strategic agility, strong project management and communication skills, and interaction with multiple faculty and staff members across the Harvard-wide community and beyond.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: May supervise staff
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.