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Research Fellow - Berbeco Lab
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts
Date Posted 10/07/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Research Fellow - Berbeco Lab

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Boston, MA

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Medical Physics and Biophysics. The successful applicant will participate in an NIH-funded project to develop and translate novel nanoparticles for MRI-guided radiation oncology.


The qualified candidate will work with in vitro and in vivo systems to design, develop and test nanoparticles in commercial imaging and therapy systems. This will require independent wet lab work as well as MRI image acquisition and analysis responsibilities. Frequent communication with internal and external collaborators is expected as well as preparation of scientific manuscripts and presentations.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of in vitro and in vivo models of cancer
  • MRI acquisition and analysis using commercial or developed tools
  • Evaluation of therapeutic interventions (g. radiation)
  • Designing experiments and executing protocols.
  • Effective communication of results

This project is a collaboration with a French start-up company, NH Theraguix, which is developing nanoparticles for clinical imaging and radiotherapy. The goal of this project is to optimize a novel formulation for translation to clinical studies. The data acquired in the project is expected to support future clinical trials in MRI-guided radiation oncology.

The person hired for this position will join the team in this effort and will participate in the design and development of novel nanoparticles for future clinical translation. This person will also help with the generation of tools needed for analysis and evaluation of the nanoparticles and help maintain, support, and document shared tools, code base, and data sets.


Requirements: A Ph.D. or equivalent, in biophysics, biomedical engineering, imaging, chemistry, tumor biology or related subject are invited to apply. We are seeking a motivated individual with well-developed scientific skills and a desire to tackle technical and scientific problems. Previous experience with in vivo models, nano-formulations, tumor biology, histology and biological imaging would be valued. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to perform both self-directed and guided research are required. Must demonstrate outstanding personal initiative and the ability to work effectively as part of a team. Ability to meet deadlines and efficiently multitask is a must.

For more information, or to apply, please visit: https://careers-dfci.icims.com/jobs/18926/research-fellow---berbeco-lab/job

About Dana Farber:

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.

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.

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