Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Bandopadhayay lab in Boston, Massachusetts

A team of translational researchers, led by Dr. Pratiti (Mimi) Bandopadhayay at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (with co-affiliation with the Broad Institute) seeks a post-doctoral fellow to join in efforts to apply cutting-edge genomic technologies to determine optimal treatment strategies for children with brain cancers. The aim of these efforts is to perform translational research to develop new therapies to improve outcomes of children diagnosed with these tumors. The work will be highly translational and span efforts from profiling the cancer genomes of pediatric brain tumors to determining new therapeutic targets, applying molecular oncology and functional genomic methodologies to determine oncogenic mechanisms and identify new dependencies, and to characterize mechanisms of resistance.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about developing a career of scientific discovery, a team player, enthusiastic about translational research to help improve patient outcomes, and highly self-motivated. There will be opportunities to learn and assist in computational methods of analysis. The individual will also have opportunities to develop mentorship skills through supervision of junior members of the team.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (or MD/PhD) degree in molecular biology, cellular biology, cancer biology or related discipline

  • Enthusiastic, team player, innovative and analytical thinker, and self-motivated individual.

  • Experience with cell culture and other models of human cancers, molecular oncology techniques and/or computational biology

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Candidate should have an outstanding academic and professional track record

Applicants are required to submit written letters of support from three referees at the time of application (including one from candidate’s Doctoral Advisor)

A minimum three-year commitment is required,

Job ID: 2018-8512

Grade: 41

External Company URL: www.dana-farber.org