Research Assistant Positions in Cancer Immunology

 

Research Assistant Positions in Cancer Immunology
director Kai Wucherpfennig, MD, PhD, and co-director Arlene Sharpe, MD, PhD, Cancer Immunology Training Program, Harvard Medical School

Program Background: The goal of this program is to create a cohesive immunology training program in which undergraduate students are prepared for entry into PhD programs in biomedical research by working closely with graduate students, fellows, and principal investigators within the Harvard community. The current program for graduate students and fellows was formalized in July of 2016 with the support of the NCI and we have since appointed 7 trainees to the program. There are 26 mentors/principal investigators that make up the program and much of the academic cancer immunology community in Boston and Cambridge. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with these trainees and mentors within this program to help give them experience in the lab environment by learning techniques, reading papers, and working closely with brilliant scientists. Research locations include the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Wyss Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard School of Public Health, and the Broad Institute. Mentors include Ana C. Anderson, PhD, David Avigan, MD, Vassiliki Boussiotis, MD, PhD, Harvey Cantor, MD, Stephanie Dougan, PhD, Gordon J. Freeman, PhD, Wendy S. Garrett, MD, PhD, Michael S. Goldberg, PhD, Nir Hacohen, PhD, W. Nicholas Haining, MD, Martin Hemler, PhD, F. Stephen Hodi, MD, Philip J. Kranzusch, PhD, Vijay Kuchroo, DVM, PhD, Judy Lieberman, MD, PhD, Wayne A. Marasco, MD, PhD, Thorsten Mempel, PhD, David J. Mooney, PhD, Carl Novina, MD, PhD, Mikael Pittet, PhD, Francisco Quintana, PhD, Jerome Ritz, MD, Arlene Sharpe, MD, PhD, Margaret A. Shipp, MD, Catherine Wu, MD, Kai W. Wucherpfennig, MD, PhD, Baochun Zhang, PhD. Complete information on faculty can be found here. Requirements and Expectations: No prior research experience is necessary. However, an interest in life sciences research, problem solving, and good communications skills are required. Number of hours: 10 hours per week minimum. Duration is flexible, but longer commitments are preferred and highly encouraged to gain something from the program. Additional Information: Mentoring: Mentoring will be primarily provided by graduate students and fellows of the training program. The student will meet with the PI regularly in bi-weekly meetings with the fellow and student. Compensation: This is primarily a volunteer position; however, funding options can be more thoroughly discussed during the interview process. Program Websitehttp://cancer-immunology-training.dana-farber.org/. Contact Information: Charles Thomas; CITG@dfci.harvard.edu, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Cancer Immunology Training Program, 1 Jimmy Fund Way, Smith Building room 736, Boston, Massachusetts 02115; office telephone 617-632-6659. To Apply: Interested students should email Charles Thomas (CITG@dfci.harvard.edu) a single PDF document with a cover letter (introduce yourself and describe your interests in immunology) and their curriculum vitae (please include relevant coursework, GPA, prior lab experience (if any), and other extra-curricular activities). (posted 3/2017)