Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI)

Research Fellow

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI)

Boston, MA, United States


Overview

Research Fellow – Immuno-Oncology studies in the Breast Tumor Immunology Laboratory

The Breast Tumor Immunology Laboratory is newly established at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, as part of the breast tumor immunology/immunotherapy program. This laboratory bridges the clinical breast oncology program with the basic and translation breast cancer immunology laboratory efforts at Dana-Farber under the supervision of the Director of the Breast Immuno-Oncology Program, Elizabeth Mittendorf, MD, PhD and the Director of the Breast Tumor Immunology Laboratory, Jennifer Guerriero, PhD.

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.



Responsibilities

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 Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 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 therapies with the goal being to inform the development of combination therapies. This position requires experience with animal models of breast cancer and experience with flow cytometry. Please include a cover letter with your application detailing your experience in these areas. Please also include your future career goals beyond this research fellowship. Applications missing these points will not be considered.

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.



Qualifications

The successful candidate must have a MD, PhD or MD/PhD degree with several years of experience in immunology and immunotherapy and be highly motivated. The candidate must have a high level of knowledge of cellular immunology and immunobiology assays. The ideal candidate should have excellent skills in standard immunology assays, multi-color flow cytometry, and breast cancer models.

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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