Research Fellow

US-MA-Boston
6 months ago
Job ID
2017-6875
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

We are seeking an enthusiastic, and experienced bench-level scientist to join our team. The major focus of this position will include developing and executing biological assays for inhibitor discovery and characterization while investigating novel biological mechanisms of action.

 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Performing cell and molecular biology research including but not limited to tissue culture, genetic manipulation through shRNA/CRISPR, routine protein/RNA/DNA analyses including ChIP-seq and RNA-seq.
  • Performing preclinical translational studies in mouse models of cancer.
  • Performing laboratory experiments and conducting data analysis.
  • Designing experiments and executing protocols.
  • Maintaining accurate records, writing reports, and preparing/giving presentations.

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.

 

  • PhD or MD/PhD in biological sciences or equivalent
  • A strong background in biochemistry, chromatin biology, cancer biology, molecular biology and/or cell biology.
  • Experience with mouse models of cancer (xenografts, PDXs, GEMMs) is desired.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • The ability to perform both self-directed and guided research is required.
  • Must demonstrate outstanding ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team of scientists.

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