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.
The Dana-Farber's Molecular Cancer Imaging Facility (MCIF) is seeking outstanding applicants for Scientist II to support MCIF's pre-clinical activities. This role requires a “player coach” with proven technical skills as a professional in the field of Radiochemistry.
The Molecular Cancer Imaging Facility at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is positioned to provide international leadership in the development of new molecular imaging probes. This facility is co-localized with our mouse imaging hospital allowing us the capability of testing and using such probes in virtually any clinically relevant cancer model in longitudinal treatment studies. This work can then be translated to clinic to allow physicians to better diagnose and characterize cancer, choose targeted therapies, monitor treatment efficacy, and improve the outcomes of adult and pediatric patients with cancer.
The Scientist II will work closely with and oversee day-to-day activities of chemists and technicians and report directly to the Facility's Scientific Leader.
This position will be primarily based at our Harbor Campus, 27 Dry Dock Avenue.
Support the basic research efforts of novel cancer imaging probes and new labeling technologies, including: radiolabeling development and chemistry studies to support pre-clinical use of compounds
Work with management and PIs to develop a budget and schedule to bring a compound of interest into use for pre-clinical and/or human studies
Oversee processes optimization and formulation development for new agents designated for human studies
Supervise day-to-day research and production activities to ensure projects progress within timelines and budgetary constraints
Actively work with and mentor staff, including the review and interpretation of data and revision of experimental plans to achieve program goals
Hands-on leadership of programs, including: execution of radiolabeling, production of products and operation of cyclotron
Remain current with radiochemistry industry trends
Prepare and provide updates to management on a regular basis
Author, review and maintain standard operating procedures for pre-clinical and clinical activities
Summarize data for reports, patents, and presentations
PhD in Chemistry with at least 6-9 years of experience in a similar role required
Post-doctorate experience in radiochemistry considered an asset
Broad knowledge of radio, organic and analytical chemistry is essential for this role
Knowledge of cyclotron operations would be advantageous
Experience with automated equipment for synthesis and purification
Experience leading projects and teams
Demonstrated ability to prioritize multitask and troubleshoot problems
Demonstrated ability to readily acquire new skills and techniques
Verbal and written proficiency in English
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.