Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Fischer Lab

Job Details

Job ID:

450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215


Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite: 4-5 days onsite/week


Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world-renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

The Fischer Lab ( at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a structural and chemical biology lab that combines molecular biology, computational biology, structural biology, and chemistry with various ‘Omics’ techniques such as proteomics to study biological pathways associated with human diseases, including cancer. Together with Lyn Jones, who is developing a next-generation covalent drug discovery platform, with the objective of expanding the druggable proteome, we seek a highly motivated individual to join our collaborative team as a POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW who will work on chemical biology projects directed towards the development of novel therapeutic modalities.

Our laboratories are based at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Longwood Center and is an affiliate of the BCMP department at Harvard Medical School. We have access to state-of-the-art facilities for chemistry, biophysics, structural biology, mass spectrometry, and cellular imaging. Join our highly interactive team of scientists, postdocs, graduate students, and technicians to develop new avenues for therapeutic development.




  • PhD degree in chemical biology or a related discipline
  • Strong background in synthetic organic chemistry, to enable delivery of chemical probes
  • Familiarity with chemical biology techniques used to assess interactions between proteins and small molecules. Experience in biochemical/biophysical assay development
  • Experience in chemoproteomics is desirable
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Evidence of consistent scientific innovation. Proven track record of publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Able to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills. Strong attention to detail
  • Able to collect and analyze experimental data, prepare research publications, and communicate results

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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