Research Fellow - Head and Neck Cancer Research
Boston, MA 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

The Faden lab is looking for a Postdoc to join our multidisciplinary team working at the forefront of Head and Neck Cancer research.

Required Skills and Accolades

  • Completion of PhD and Postdoc with considerable experience in cancer cell biology, cancer genomics and ideally, liquid biopsy
  • Proficient in routine and complex laboratory techniques; has the scientific acumen to develop and learn new experimental procedures
  • Organized and meticulous
  • Motivated to advance the science of head and neck cancer for the benefit of patients by executing novel and impactful translational research

Ongoing Work in the Lab

  • Liquid biopsy: Liquid biopsy allows non-invasive detection and monitoring of cancer. We are designing and utilizing assays to measure analytes from head and neck cancer in the pre-diagnostic, treatment and post-treatment settings. Current work focuses on cell free DNA.
  • Mutational Processes: A subset of Head and Neck Cancers are caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV). We are using genomic and computational techniques to dissect how HPV leads to mutation acquisition in Head and Neck Cancer by studying patterns of mutations in both head and neck cancer genomes and HPV genomes to better understand the processes that lead to mutations.
  • Viral Oncogenesis: HPV is known to cause certain types of head and neck cancer, however its role in other cancer types is less well understood. We are conducting studies to demonstrate that HPV is a driver of tumorigenesis in previously unrecognized tumor types.

About Us:

As a not-for-profit organization, Mass General Brigham is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community by leading innovation across our system. Founded by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Mass General Brigham supports a complete continuum of care including community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, a physician network, community health centers, home care and other health-related entities. Several of our hospitals are teaching affiliates of Harvard Medical School, and our system is a national leader in biomedical research.

We're focused on a people-first culture for our system's patients and our professional family. That's why we provide our employees with more ways to achieve their potential. Mass General Brigham is committed to aligning our employees' personal aspirations with projects that match their capabilities and creating a culture that empowers our managers to become trusted mentors. We support each member of our team to own their personal development-and we recognize success at every step.

Our employees use the Mass General Brigham values to govern decisions, actions and behaviors. These values guide how we get our work done: Patients, Affordability, Accountability & Service Commitment, Decisiveness, Innovation & Thoughtful Risk; and how we treat each other: Diversity & Inclusion, Integrity & Respect, Learning, Continuous Improvement & Personal Growth, Teamwork & Collaboration.


Required Skills

* Ph.D. in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field
* Independent drive and motivation to push research forward
* Strong publication record
* Excellent programming skills
* Ability to communicate results and collaborate in a multi-disciplinary team
* Fluency in spoken and written English

EEO Statement

EEO Statement:

Mass General Brigham is an Equal Opportunity Employer & by embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law.

Primary Location: MA-Boston-MEI Mass Eye and Ear Main Building Boston
Work Locations:
MEI Mass Eye and Ear Main Building Boston
243 Charles Street
Boston 02114
Job: MD/PHD/Fellows/ PostDocs
Organization: Mass. Eye and Ear (MEE)
Schedule: Full-time
Standard Hours: 40
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Recruiting Department: MEI Otolaryngology
Job Posting: Jun 8, 2021

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Job Summary
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As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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