• Research Fellow - Vaccines Studies in the Breast Immunology Laboratory

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 2 days ago(5/22/2018 9:12 AM)
    Job ID
    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 Breast Immunology Laboratory is newly established at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, as part of an initiative to be the preeminent breast tumor immunology/immunotherapy program in the country.  This laboratory will bridge the clinical breast oncology program with the basic and translation breast cancer immunology laboratory efforts at Dana-Farber under the supervision of the new Director of the Breast Immuno-Oncology Program, Elizabeth Mittendorf, MD, PhD and the new Director of the Breast Immunology Laboratory, Jennifer Guerriero, PhD, respectively.   


    The successful candidate will be expected to lead and develop independent projects, supervise technicians, and work in conjunction with other post-doctoral fellows at Dana-Farber, The Broad Institute and Harvard Medical School. Specific studies include the development and validation of short term culture systems using murine or patient derived tumors, extensive analysis of the breast tumor microenvironment and in vivo experiments to study mechanisms of response to T cell immunotherapy to guide the development of combination therapies.


    Schedule: Full time, flexible. The hours of this position will vary to meet deadlines in order to complete experiments and achieve project goals in a timely fashion.


    Please apply with your cover letter and CV, including e-mail and phone contact information for 3 references to Jennifer_Guerriero@dfci.harvard.edu.


    The successful candidate must have a MD, PhD and/or MD/PhD degree with several years of experience in immunology and immunotherapy as well as a high level of knowledge and experience with T cell biology and laboratory assays. Candidates must have previous experience with vaccines, expansion of CTLs from human donors, dextramer, in vitro cytotoxicity assays and T2 binding assays. 


    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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