Senior Research Scientist

October 12, 2016

Job Description

The Williams Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated senior scientist with a proven track record in research to work on projects related to Rho GTPases in normal and abnormal hematopoiesis ( Experience in cell biology, biochemical assays, and in vivo murine studies, chemical biology and molecular biology preferred. The successful candidate will provide leadership for the laboratory of post-doc fellows and trainees.


  • PhD in a biological science or related field with a minimum of 3 years of postdoctoral experience and additional experience as a laboratory research scientist in an academic or industrial biotechnology laboratory.
  • Have in-depth knowledge in protein biology, including molecular and cellular biology and a good understanding of drug discovery.
  • Proficiency in a wide range of cell biology and biochemistry techniques, including tissue culture, in vitro and ex vivo bioassays, flow cytometry, immunofluorescence, and pharmacological assays is required.
  • Prior experience with ELISA and FACS assays and mechanism of action studies is a plus.
  • Ability to communicate scientific concepts and strategies effectively. Strong interpersonal and excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance.
  • Learns fast, and creates a learning environment, open to suggestions for improvement.
  • Ability to supervise laboratory technicians and mentor trainees in an effective, collegial manor.

Boston Children’s Hospital or Dana Farber Cancer Institute are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Williams Laboratory

300 Longwood Avenue
Karp Research Building, Room 08125
Boston, MA 02115

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Job Function

  • Research

Job Focus

  • Research and Science