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 looking for a self-motivated researcher to join a team of scientists and physician scientists in the laboratory of Dr. Zuzana Tothova with a joint appointment at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. In this critical role, the research associate will function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team of physician scientists, scientists and computational biologists working at the Broad Institute and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in a fast-paced, cutting-edge project focused on cancer epigenetics, with a specific goal to understand the role of chromatin architecture and find novel therapeutic opportunities in myeloid malignancies, including myelodysplastic syndromes and acute myeloid leukemia.
The candidate will be involved in a series of research activities, including experimental design, testing model systems in cellular and molecular assays, including in a high-throughput manner, building in vitro and in vivo human disease relevant models, use of next generation sequencing as well as molecular and cellular biology experiments with a special emphasis on understanding the biology of human myeloid malignancies.
The candidate is expected to work largely independently on a daily basis after training, and will be closely mentored by a physician scientist. She/he will interact and collaborate closely with other scientists, biologists, chemists and computational biologists.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
This position will be located at both the Broad Institute in Cambridge and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the Boston Longwood medical area.
We are looking for candidates with at least 2 years of availability.
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.