Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 2023-34833
Our group at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is seeking a motivated and talented scientist who will contribute to discovery and translational research in the areas of noncoding RNA biology and RNA therapeutics of human cancer.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
The successful candidate will perform research on discovery and translational science to interface clinical development for treatment of cancer patients. We expect that RNA-based approach for human clinical investigation will emerge from these efforts through our collaborations.
Develop and optimize multiple assays for screening in-vitro and in-vivo biological as well as proof-of concept agents for myeloma-specific therapeutic targets. May oversee screening operations, including scheduling, assay performance and data flow. Collects and interprets data for biomarker and biological characterization assays including cell-based, multiplexed protein assays, polymerase chain reaction and flow cytometry methods. Develops biochemical assays for lead validation and optimization of drug-like molecules especially for therapy-resistant/refractory myeloma patients. Emphasis may be on the development of biochemical assays for high-throughput screening. May work with manufacturing and quality control to develop tests, as well as analyze and report results. Prepares technical reports, summaries, protocols and quantitative analyses.
The candidate will supervise a team of 3-5 individuals, consisting of postdocs, technicians, and students in the lab.
The ideal candidate will possess:
??? a Ph.D. in biological sciences; MD or MD/PhD.
??? a strong background in immunology, cancer biology, molecular biology, and cell biology.
??? excellent oral and written communication skills.
??? the ability to perform both self-directed and guided research.
??? the ability to effectively work as part of an interdisciplinary team of scientists.
At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.?? As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.?? Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.
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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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 under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
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