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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Research Fellow in Boston, Massachusetts

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.

­­JOB TITLE: Postdoctoral Fellow (experimental)

DEPARTMENT: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Medical Oncology

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Dr. Marios Giannakis, a translational researcher and medical oncologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (and Associate Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard) is seeking a highly motivated, exceptional postdoctoral fellow to join his laboratory towards obtaining novel disease and therapeutic insights in colorectal cancer. She/he will independently lead projects assessing the interplay between tumor, immune and other microenvironmental elements (such as the microbiome) in colorectal cancer. The successful applicant will conceive and design well-controlled biological experiments, optimize and develop novel assays working with preclinical models such as organoids, and actively interact with a rich community scientists to advance the understanding of colorectal cancer pathogenesis and treatment. This individual will have the opportunity to leverage cutting-edge technologies, some of the world’s most comprehensive biomedical datasets and insights from the latest clinical trials in gastrointestinal malignancies to tackle pressing questions in cancer biology today.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conceive and design well-controlled biological experiments

  • Conduct genetic, molecular biology and biochemical experiments, optimize and develop novel assays as needed

  • Analyze resulting data and integrate findings with published and unpublished available biomedical datasets

  • Write manuscripts, present and publish impactful research

  • Learn from, teach and collaborate with others towards expanding the group’s knowledge and productivity

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Ph.D or equivalent degree in life sciences, including molecular biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, biochemistry or related disciplines

  • Publications (first author or first co-author) in high impact biology journals

  • Knowledge of a wide-range of experimental techniques, ability to optimize assays

  • Motivation to apply for postdoctoral grants and secure additional funding

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills are essential

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.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

PhD in Life Sciences

CONTACT: Marios_Giannakis@dfci.harvard.edu (please also send cover letter, CV and three references). In your cover letter please outline your research interests, how they intersect with those of our laboratory and what you hope get out of your postdoctoral training. In addition, describe how your background may synergize with the strengths of our laboratory/work and any plans for obtaining independent funding.

Job ID: 2019-16662

Grade: 41

External Company URL: www.dana-farber.org

Telecommute: No

Street: 450 Brookline Ave

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