Postdoctoral Associate 5/6/2020
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The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is the world s leading biomedical research institute dedicated to the mission of using the power of genomics to transform the understanding and treatment of disease.
The Manguso Lab at the Broad Institute has created the Tumor Immunotherapy Discovery Engine (TIDE), a project devoted to applying functional genomics for in vivo discovery of novel cancer immunotherapy targets. The multidisciplinary team of scientists, computational biologists, and research associates uses cutting edge techniques including but not limited to genetic screens using CRISPR, preclinical murine models for immunotherapy, and single-cell RNA sequencing to improve our understanding of tumoral mechanisms of immune evasion.
We seek a creative and independent postdoctoral associate to join our team as a Research Scientist and lead a self-directed project that dovetails with these aims. The candidate will pursue his/her own project within the group, collaborating with existing lab members or new hires as needed to advance the project. Candidate must have a strong background in immunology and cancer biology research. The ideal candidate will also possess superior experimental planning and execution skills, an open mind, and a strong desire to collaborate and adopt new technologies.
The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard offers an outstanding working environment. The workplace culture is dynamic, progressive, and supports a healthy work-life balance. To support this mission, we strive for a workplace culture that supports diversity, intellectual curiosity, flexibility, and integrity. The Broad offers a generous benefits package, details available here: https://www.broadinstitute.org/benefits/benefits-working-broad
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop, lead, and execute research projects independently
Report progress and track deliverables for internal and external collaborators
Stay current on the field and think deeply about creative new ways to have an impact
Contribute to the lab through teamwork and discussion
Help to train, supervise, and mentor junior staff as needed
PhD in relevant field (immunology, cancer biology, or similar)
Experience with tumor immunology preclinical models
Demonstrated scientific contributions to the field
Proven ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems
Outstanding clarity of thought in communications (written and oral)
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