Senior Scientist - Strategic Planning and Management

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
United StatesMassachusettsBoston


Senior Scientist - Strategic Planning and Management
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA
Full Time

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is seeking a highly motivated and capable individual for a scientist position in the laboratory of Dr. Margaret Shipp in the Division of Hematologic Neoplasia, Department of Medical Oncology. This position provides excellent opportunities for continued scientific development and contributions at the interface between research and administration in a dynamic laboratory environment and larger interdisciplinary setting. The Shipp laboratory interests include the characterization of comprehensive molecular signatures, survival pathways and associated rational therapeutic targets in specific lymphoid malignancies. The group has a particular focus on genetic bases of immune evasion and associated therapeutic strategies.

The scientist will contribute to and benefit from the interdisciplinary environment of the Shipp Laboratory, which combines cell biology, molecular biology, genomics and bioinformatics, and tumor immunology to enable new discoveries of direct benefit to patients. The scientist will work closely with laboratory members, clinical collaborators and members of the larger multidisciplinary research group which includes colleagues in the DFCI Lymphoma Program, the DFCI/BWH Departments of Pathology and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. The senior scientist will participate in the newly created DFCI Lymphoma Research Center and help develop and implement clinical genomic analyses based on the laboratory’s discovery science.

• Collaborate with the PI at the interface between research and administration in the laboratory and larger collaborative research group.
• Work with the PI to review operational needs of the laboratory and the extended collaborative group and develop and implement intermediate and long-term research goals.
• Work with the PI and the extended multidisciplinary collaborative group at the Broad Institute and additional participating institutions to develop genomic assays for clinical use.
• Maintain an internal repository of molecular data with ongoing, systematic incorporation of internal laboratory and publicly available data with the support of bioinformatics partners.
• Coordinate procurement of biospecimens from and delivery of molecular data back to clinical and laboratory collaborators.
• Assist the PI in dealing with institutional business operations and licensing offices.
• Assist the PI and lab members in the planning and execution of research proposals.
• Provide guidance to post-doctoral fellows, graduate students and staff regarding experimental design, manuscript, and grant writing.
• Monitor progress of projects and suggest improvements to achieve research goals.
• Maintain a current knowledge of cancer research by reading the literature and attending meetings.

• Doctorate degree in biology, genetics, computational biology, or medicine, PhD preferred.
• Proven track record of supervisory experience leading and directing the performance and development of others.
• Outstanding verbal and written abilities, including experience writing grants, manuscripts and reports and developing presentations for large audiences.
• Recent related benchwork, preferably in cellular and molecular biology, immunology and/or genetics.
• Facility with the development and interrogation of genomic databases.
• Meticulous data management practices.
• Ability to critically review information and readily understand new concepts.
• Ability to develop innovative processes to achieve goals.
• Attention to detail and proactive follow-up in coordinating complex, long-term projects.
• Ability to independently review activities to continually work towards process improvement.
• 4 years of postgraduate experience and experience in writing and editing is required.

Please include a statement of interest and three references with your resume as a single document.

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About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:
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.

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.

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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