Post-doctoral (computational) The Giannakis lab is seeking a highly motivated, exceptional candidate to join us towards obtaining novel insights for the epidemiology, prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer through the computational analysis of large-scale datasets. The successful candidate will independently lead projects integrating molecular, pathologic and clinical data as well as collaborate with a diverse array of community members both at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
We invite applications for individuals with: -Proficiency in working with a wide range of biological databases and resources, such as TCGA, GenBank, EnsEMBL, the UCSC genome browser, Reactome, and other similar resources -Strong statistical knowledge and programming using R or related tools and ability to prototype software solutions for data analysis -Strong background and publication record in computational biology, bioinformatics or other quantitative principles. -Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Post-doctoral (experimental) We are seeking an outstanding candidate to independently lead projects assessing the interplay between tumor, immune and other microenvironmental elements (such as the microbiome) in colorectal cancer. The successful applicant will conceive and design well-controlled biological experiments, optimizing and develop novel assays working with preclinical models such as organoids, and actively interact with a rich community of basic and translational scientists, computational biologists, pathologists and medical oncologists to advance the understanding of colorectal cancer pathogenesis and treatment.
We invite applications for individuals with: -Ph.D or equivalent degree in life sciences, including molecular biology, genetics, immunology, biochemistry or related disciplines -Publications (first author or first co-author) in high impact biology journals -Knowledge of a wide-range of experimental immunology and molecular biology techniques, ability to optimize assays
Research technician We are seeking a highly motivated, exceptional research technician to join our laboratory towards obtaining novel disease and therapeutic insights in colorectal cancer. The successful candidate will conduct experiments involving human cancer biospecimens, including two- and three-dimensional (organoid) cell culture methods, drug screening and cell viability assays, as well as implement recombinant DNA and gene transfer technologies, molecular biology techniques and other biological assessments of pre-clinical models. The individual will also assist in daily laboratory operations and organization as well as be integrated with a robust infrastructure of specimens from clinical trial-based investigations.
We invite applications for individuals with: -Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in life sciences or any quantitative discipline -Prior research experience in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology or genetics -Passion and enthusiasm about scientific discovery -At least two years of availability are going to be given strong preference
Please send a cover letter CV and three references (email address and phone numbers) to: Marios Giannakis M.D., Ph.D, Principal investigator Marios_Giannakis@dfci.harvard.edu
In your cover letter please outline your research interests, how they intersect with those of our laboratory and what you hope get out of your postdoctoral training. In addition describe how your background may synergize with the strengths of our laboratory/work and any plans for obtaining independent funding.