Postdoctoral Research Fellow-Novel Immunotherapy in Myeloma
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 2022-28074
Our group in the Anderson Lab at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is seeking a motivated and talented scientist who will contribute to discovery and translational research in the areas of cancer biology, with expertise in molecular biology, cancer immunology and immunotherapy. Our laboratory efforts focus on translational research in multiple myeloma. We avail of a large dataset of transcriptomic profiling of myeloma patients and well-established in vitro and in vivo models of multiple myeloma. We characterize factors in the marrow microenvironment which allow tumor cell homing, growth and resistance to apoptosis in order to devise therapies which interrupt these processes. Our efforts are specifically directed to delineate mechanisms for enhancing allogeneic and autologous immunity to myeloma cells in order to derive novel immune targets and immunotherapeutic approaches.
The postdoctoral fellow will be affiliated with the Department of Medical Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School.
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 the immunotherapy approach for human clinical investigation will emerge from these efforts through our collaborations.
The major focus of this specific position will include the development and execution of biological assays, interpretation of results, analysis of data and support of further research activities. ??The candidate will be involved in projects directed at the identification of novel immune targets for the treatment of multiple myeloma. The candidate will be responsible for the scientific planning and execution of the study; as well as optimization of novel protocols, the interpretation of results, troubleshooting, analysis of data and support of further research activities.
The ideal candidate will possess:
a Ph.D. in biological sciences; MD or MD/PhD
Experience or knowledge in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics will be a plus.
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.
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.