Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
The Kung Laboratory seeks a highly motivated scientist to help build and supervise a new translational oncology lab. The Senior Research Scientist will take a leadership role in oversight of the laboratory, including coordinating move of the lab from Boston to New York City. The Senior Research Scientist will devote 50% effort to research on identification of epigenetic targets in pediatric cancers. Techniques used in these studies will include pooled shRNA screening, genomics, next gen sequencing, target validation studies, and animal studies.
The remaining 50% effort will be devoted to oversight of the Kung Lab, including supervising and teaching junior laboratory members, working with Dr. Kung to establish overall laboratory strategy and priorities, and assistance with manuscript and grant preparation.
A chief responsibility of the Senior Research Scientist will be to oversee the move of the Kung Lab from DFCI to Columbia. The position will be based in Boston from September to December 2012, and will transition to a permanent position at Columbia University in January 2013. Responsibilities during this time will include preparation for the move, as well as oversight of build-out of the new lab.
The successful candidate must have potential to take on increasing leadership responsibilities, and would be expected to ascend along the Research Scientist (non-tenure) track to Lead and Principal Scientist (Director level) positions.
At least 6 years of cancer biology research experience, post-education
Strong evidence of success in the form of publications and strong recommendations
Must have managerial experience, and demonstrated leadership skills
Must have strong interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work as a team player
Strong verbal and written communication skills required
Must be willing to relocate to New York City in January 2013
Interested applicants must include a cover letter specifying experience relevant to all job requirements.