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An important focus of our department is the training of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and clinical fellows in basic immunological mechanisms and novel therapeutic approaches, spanning the spectrum from structural biology to human immunology. We encourage data sharing through a cancer immunology floor meeting, at which all graduate students and fellows present once per year.
Our department aims to provide clinical fellows with a strong foundation in cancer immunology to enable effective translation of immunological discoveries into clinical practice. All faculty members participate in teaching and training at the pre- and post-doctoral level and have a strong mentoring ethic. The Institute is part of the vibrant Program in Immunology at Harvard Medical School.
Graduate education is coordinated by the Division of Medical Sciences at Harvard Medical School (HMS), where prospective students may apply for graduate programs in Immunology, Virology, and Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS), as well as specialized graduate training offered by the Leder Human Biology and Translational Medicine program at Harvard. Following acceptance into the program, all students are required to rotate in three laboratories before choosing their formal thesis advisor. For more information on these programs and the admissions process, please visit the HMS Division of Medical Sciences.
Prospective candidates for postdoctoral training and clinical fellows may contact faculty directly. Students in international degree programs should also contact faculty directly to discuss potential training opportunities. In addition, the department is home to two NIH-funded postdoctoral training programs in Cancer Immunology and AIDS-related research. For more information, please visit Affiliated Training Programs.
The department is accepting applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with demonstrated potential for creativity and excellence who are working on central problems in immunology and cancer immunology. Cancer immunology is now one of the most exciting frontiers in cancer research, and recent clinical trials have shown that immunotherapies can induce durable responses in diverse types of advanced cancers.
As a major research center in Boston, the Institute and the department offer a vibrant and interactive research community in both basic and translational immunology research. The faculty appointment will be in the Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology at Harvard Medical School. The appointment provides an attractive start-up package and outstanding opportunities for collaboration with basic and translational investigators.
Dana-Farber and Harvard Medical School offer outstanding technical resources in many areas, including mass cytometry, flow cytometry, imaging, proteomics, and genomics. Candidates are expected to participate in the teaching activities of Harvard Medical School for medical students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.
Applicants should submit (as a single PDF) a CV, statement of research interests, and contact information for four references to Dr. Kai Wucherpfennig, Chair, Search Committee, at CIA_search@dfci.harvard.edu.