• Research Fellow- Letai Lab

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 2 months ago(8/13/2019 2:26 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-16417
    Category
    Fellowships
    Type
    full time
    Grade
    41
  • 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.

    Responsibilities

    Located in Boston, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer. 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.

    Posting summary: Post-doctoral fellow in a cancer biology laboratory studying apoptotic signaling in acute myelogenous leukemia.  The ideal candidate has a record of stellar productivity during PhD graduate training and is looking for a first post-doctoral position.  Well-trained candidates with an MD and extensive laboratory experience will also be considered.  The candidate would be expected to have familiarity with standard tissue culture, FACS analysis, and other standard molecular and cell biology techniques. Experience with primary blood or cancer samples and mouse handling is a plus.  Amazing, world-class resources of Dana-Farber, Harvard Medical School and the Broad Institute would be available to the fellow. The project includes:

    • Identifying personalized and active combinations of BH3 mimetics for AML.
    • Testing BH3 profiling as a tool to predict response and assign patient therapy in AML.
    • Investigating the molecular basis of heterogeneity in myeloblast priming.

    The fellow would, of course, be encouraged and expected to develop his or her own questions to pursue as well.  The candidate must communicate well in written and spoken English. More information about the Letai lab can be found at research4.dfci.harvard.edu/letai.

    Qualifications

    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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