Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Cantor Lab

Job Details

Job ID:

450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215


Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite: 100% onsite


The Department of Cancer Immunology & Virology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute invites applications for postdoctoral training. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with demonstrated potential for creativity and excellence who are working on central problems in immunology. The Cantor laboratory studies the immune response of T cell genes and their products in the context of autoimmunity, anti-tumor immunity, anti-viral immunity, and antibody-mediated rejection.

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a major research center that offers a vibrant, interactive research community in basic and translation research. Our research program offers substantial scientific resources within a stimulating and collegial research environment. Successful candidates will receive joint appointments at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Department of Immunology, Harvard Medical School.

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, autoimmune, immunodeficient 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.


  • The position will involve novel approaches to Treg-based therapy in the context of antibody-mediated rejection.
  • Background in immunology and preclinical studies in mouse models is essential.
  • Relevant experience with T cells and other immune cells in vitro and in vivo, immunological techniques, and multicolor flow cytometry are highly desirable.
  • CRISPR, RNA/DNA analyses (RNA-seq), immunohistochemistry, immunoprecipitation, immunoblotting, and general lab organization/safety.
  • Maintenance and presentation of as well as writing up experimental data for reports and manuscripts.


  • Candidates with a recent PhD or MD/PhD in immunology and experience in murine and/or human T-cell immunology, molecular biology, and in vivo modeling are encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates with strong records of scientific accomplishment are preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to perform self-directed research and to work effectively as part of a team.
  • The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, intellectually curious, and have a strong work ethic.
  • US citizens and permanent residents may be eligible for NRSA fellowship support.

Qualified individuals should submit an application packet including:

  • Cover letter summarizing background/experience/accomplishments in the field and how this relates to this position.
  • CV + bibliography
  • Names and email addresses of 3-4 potential references.

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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