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Pathologist

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
United States, Massachusetts, Boston
450 Brookline Avenue (Show on map)
April 13, 2024

Job ID:
27954


Location:
450 Brookline Ave,
Boston,
MA 02215


Category:
Research Laboratory


Employment Type:
Full time


Work Location:
Onsite: 100% onsite



Overview

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Center for Immuno-Oncology (DFCI CIO) is recruiting a Pathologist/Histopathologist to perform pathology review, interpretation and analysis of research projects in the CIO Tissue Biomarker Laboratory.

The CIO's goals are to support the conduct of human-based immuno-oncology research and develop innovative approaches and technologies. As part of the Center, the Tissue Biomarker Laboratory performs quantitative and qualitative assessment of Immune Biomarkers, and supports DFCI research projects by performing multiplex quantitative immune-staining and image analysis, as well as other research analyses such as chromogenic immunohistochemical (IHC) staining, targeted gene expression profiling and molecular classification, targeted genetic and genomic analyses (FISH).

The Tissue Biomarker Laboratory employs 2 Ph.D. scientists and 5 technicians and is involved in 10-12 collaborative research projects at any given time. A critical component of all projects is to perform pathology review to identify and interpret specimens required for research projects, as well as to interpret images and data resulting from the use of innovative testing technologies. The CIO Histopathologist will be responsible for completing all necessary Pathology review, interpretation and analysis for projects in a timely manner.

There are abundant opportunities to learn and grow in this environment. The successful candidate will contribute to world-class investigative teams in bringing their expertise to the DFCI, and where the mission to Defy Cancer is palpable. They will also interact meaningfully with faculty, staff, and trainees at Harvard Medical School and at Brigham and Women's Pathology.

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and coordinate all Pathology day-to-day activities across TBL, and coordinate Pathology-required activities with other labs within and outside of CIO.
    • Assess quality of specimens received to verify they are adequate for testing. Ensure proper treatment, labeling, and storage of research specimens to maintain the diagnostic viability of specimens for histological and cytological analyses as well as to optimize testing.
    • Review specimens/slides to confirm adequacy and annotate regions of interest.
    • Review and interpret of hematoxylin & eosin (H&E) stained tissue sections.
    • Review, interpret and approve immunohistochemical/ immunofluorescence-stained tissue sections and image analysis data.
    • Review, interpret and approve image analysis data.
    • Review and interpret histopathology data with laboratory scientists internal and external to CIO.
  • Work closely with CIO TBL Director, CIO TBL Lead Senior Scientist and CIO Associate Director to ensure the successful and timely completion of research projects performed by the Center. Anticipate, identify and resolve pathology-related issues on an ongoing basis.
  • Assist with assessing the pathological implications of any analyses conducted in TBL. Advise DFCI-investigators and Laboratory Scientists on appropriate testing and analysis of tissue-based biomarkers
  • Collaborate and seek Pathology expertise, as needed, with the DFCI Department of Pathology.
  • Provide project management and liaison support for collaborators; however, this position does not have any direct reports.

Qualifications

  • MD with post-graduate training (within the US or international) in diagnostic histopathology and 6+ years of post-graduate/training experience is preferred.
  • Experience in Oncology or cancer research is strongly preferred.
  • Expertise and/or practice in interpreting immunohistochemical/ immunofluorescence stains is preferred. Experience with image analysis software is expected.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work closely and effectively with a diverse group of individuals from technicians to senior leaders. Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative andinterdisciplinary team environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong. As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff. Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

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 characteristics protected by law.

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Job ID:
27954


Location:
450 Brookline Ave,
Boston,
MA 02215


Category:
Research Laboratory


Employment Type:
Full time


Work Location:
Onsite: 100% onsite


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