Located in Boston, Dana Farber Cancer Institute brings together world-renowned clinicians, innovative researchers, and dedicated professionals as 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 Belfer Institute is dedicated to the discovery of cancer genes essential for tumor maintenance, and translating basic discoveries into new effective therapies for cancer. The integration of basic research and drug discovery programs at the Belfer Institute has provided Dana-Farber with a unique opportunity to convert critical basic discoveries in the laboratory into novel targeted therapies that may prolong the lives of cancer patients. This highly integrated goal-oriented organization represents a new academic construct that provides an unprecedented opportunity to change the way anti-cancer therapeutics are discovered and developed. For more information please visit: http://belferinstitute.dfci.harvard.edu
We seek a highly motivated and collaborative cancer biologist to join our Drug Discovery group. This individual will be identify and validate the next generation of cancer targets. This individual will also support collaboration with external partners as well as internal drug discovery programs.
Primary duties and responsibilities include:
Responsible for validating novel oncology targets.
Responsible for supporting and advancing small molecule drug discovery programs.
Responsible for studying the mechanism of action of different targets.
Responsible for pre-specified deliverables to external industry partners within specified timelines
This individual will also be a key team member in collaborations with external partners as well as internal drug discovery programs.
Mentor and manage a small group of scientists to deliver innovative results
A Ph.D. in cell or cancer biology with 2-5 years research experience post Ph.D.
Industry experience is preferred
A strong understanding of oncology biology, signal transduction, and oncogenomics
Experience using RNAi for target discovery and/or validation is desirable.
Superior scientific and technical skills in the areas of in vitro cell biology and a preference for experience with in vitro pharmacology studies.
Strong management and organizational skills
Independent, self motivated and innovative.
An outstanding record of publication.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Outstanding interpersonal and team skills.
Ability to excel in a goal-oriented, multifaceted and fast-moving team environment.
This is a full time 40 hour per week position.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an Affirmation Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - 18 months ago