A full-time post-doctoral fellowship position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Coleman Lindsley (https://lindsleylab.dana-farber.org/) at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and Harvard Medical School. We use interdisciplinary approaches at the interface of genomics and molecular biology to understand the mechanisms of human disease, with the aim of translating these insights into novel therapies for patients with cancer. The ideal candidate is collegial, creative, and highly motivated, with a strong record of productivity during graduate training. The position will involve the study of hematologic malignancies, and projects will integrate analysis of primary human samples and engineered mouse models. Technical skills involving tissue culture, flow cytometry, and standard molecular and cell biology techniques are highly desirable. Prior experience with small animal models would be an advantage but is not required.??
Projects will include mechanistic studies in mouse models as well as primary sample multi-omics focusing on understanding donor/disease/recipient factors that drive relapse and toxicity after bone marrow transplantation:
How does donor DNMT3A clonal hematopoiesis impact alloimmune function?
How do recipient genetic characteristics influence graft-versus-host disease severity and recovery from mucosal injury.
The laboratory is situated in the Division of Hematologic Neoplasia at DFCI, within a vibrant community of translational and basic research that includes Harvard Medical School, the Broad Institute of MIT, Brigham and Women???s Hospital, and Boston Children???s Hospital. Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, DFCI brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer. 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.
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 responsibilities of this full-time position will also include some general lab duties as outlined below.
Design and perform experiments both individually and collaboratively
Prioritize research plan
Provide advice and training for junior members of the lab
Work on problems of diverse scope
Develop, modify, and improve standard lab operating procedures
Select methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
Analyze and present data both informally and formally
Write career development grants
None; however, the post-doc is expected to provide guidance and training to lab technicians/technical research assistants and other junior lab members on established processes and procedures.
This position does not involve contact or interaction with hospital patients.
An MD, PhD, or MD/PhD is required.
The ideal addition to the Lindsley Laboratory will:
Be kind and collegial
Enjoy working in a team environment with a wide variety of faculty and staff
Be an innovative, forward-thinking critical scientist
Have excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
Those with relevant and/or complimentary expertise, including but not limited to the following skills are encouraged to apply:
Standard molecular and cell biology techniques
Small animal (mouse) models
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.