• Sr Scientist

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 3 months ago(11/27/2018 11:34 AM)
    Job ID
    Hidden (24997)
    full time
  • Overview

    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.


    The candidate will work under the direct supervision of Dr. Ramesh Shivdasani in his laboratory at DFCI. Using intestinal epithelium as a model self-renewing adult tissue, the laboratory studies mechanisms of gene regulation, cell differentiation, development, and stem cell biology.


    The Shivdasani Laboratory is seeking an exceptional candidate to co-lead scientific discoveries in the areas of cell differentiation, epigenetic control mechanisms, and cancer biology. This position will entail both independent research and a component of senior laboratory management. Opportunities for professional and scientific growth include direct supervision of laboratory staff, publishing original research, learning or mastering computational skills, and if desired, competing for grant support. This is an outstanding opportunity to take a position of responsibility and leadership in an exciting field that spans diverse disciplines. 





    The successful candidate will display solid credentials in many or all the following areas:

    • PhD and 4+ years post-doctoral training in a biomedical discipline, with a record of original scholarship
    • Deep research expertise in one or more of the following fields: transcriptional regulation, epigenetics, cell differentiation, stem cells
    • Demonstrated ability to work on diverse problems requiring creative solutions and critical interpretation of complex data
    • Skills in leadership, decision-making and research support, to be executed independently or in consultation with other senior staff
    • Record of solving problems that require scientific judgment and implementation of sound scientific practices, methods, and policies
    • Previous management experience is preferred but is dispensable if the scientific background is strong and topical
    • Outstanding personal initiative, multi-tasking skills, attention to deadlines, and effective team participation and leadership
    • Proven ability to work constructively with other managers, scientists, and support staff
    • Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills



    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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