A Research Scientist position is open to join the Molecular Pathology Core laboratory in the Department of Oncologic Pathology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Our lab works to advance translational cancer research using multiplexed spatial profiling methods in tissues. We foster highly collaborative relationships within the lab and with translational researchers at Dana-Farber. This recruit will interface with researchers in the Dana-Farber Breast Oncology Program and will lead tissue imaging studies for that program.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will bring a knowledge of cell biology, histology, and/or molecular biology; work along with a team of dedicated research staff, collaborating with medical scientists and pathologists; and leverage state-of-the-art multiplexed tissue imaging platforms to test novel ideas, address key scientific questions, and explore new mechanisms to understand cancer and cancer therapeutics.
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.
The candidate should expect to be fully involved in hands-on bench work, designing and executing protein and RNA expression profiling experiments using highly multiplexed tissue imaging platforms. The successful candidate will be expected to drive projects to completion with high quality and in a timely manner. He/she will:
Maintain detailed and accurate records of experiments in lab notebooks.
Ensure proper care and maintenance of laboratory equipment, organize diverse reagents and supplies for testing a complex array of samples for several different projects.
Order reagents and supplies for projects.
Work closely with multidisciplinary teams to provide technical expertise, to provide occasional training or oversight, and to develop project-specific protocols.
Attend and present at team meetings, both within the Pathology laboratory and within the Breast Oncology Program to share results, plan projects and experiments, and ensure that activities support team goals.
Serve as a resource for collaborating Medical Scientists working on diverse projects related to Breast Oncology Program studies, cancer biology, and histopathologic correlates of tumor responses to therapy.
The successful candidate will possess a minimum of a MS degree in biology, molecular biology, immunology, biomedical science, or a related field, with 3+ years of relevant laboratory experience in research. A Ph.D. is preferred.
A proven ability to multi-task and good time management skills are both important; as well, the successful candidate should be well-organized, and detail-oriented.
A proven record of tracking and meeting goals and milestones across multiple projects is required.
The individual should be adaptable and responsive to changes driven by technical advances, technical challenges, and collaborative project needs; he/she should be able to understand project goals and deliver results from complex experiments.
The individual must have the highest standards of research integrity.
He/she should bring an ability to work independently and as well be a good team player.
Excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills are needed.
Prior experience with automated immunohistochemistry staining, or tissue imaging is a plus, as is prior experience in Pathology.
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
Internal Number: 2021-21124
About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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.