Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Freed-Pastor Lab

Job Details

Job ID:

450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215


Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite: 100% onsite


The Freed-Pastor Laboratory at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School is seeking a highly-motivated, creative, and collaborative postdoctoral research fellow to join the team. The Freed-Pastor lab investigates how pancreatic cancer escapes immune eradication to guide novel therapies for pancreatic cancer patients.  The lab utilizes cutting edge technologies (single-cell transcriptomics, spatial transcriptomics, CRISPR engineering) paired with in vivo animal model systems and human patient-derived biospecimens. The candidate should have a strong background in immunology, cancer biology, molecular biology, and/or computational biology. Experience with mouse models, single-cell transcriptomics, multiplexed imaging, and/or spatial transcriptomics are preferred (but not required).

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 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 ideal candidate will additionally possess excellent experimental planning and execution skills, good communications skills, an open and creative mind, and a desire to collaborate with others. The candidate will lead independent research projects, report progress and track deliverables, work to develop innovative approaches to advance the field of tumor immunology and pancreatic cancer treatment, and help to train, supervise and mentor staff as needed.


Minimum qualifications include:

  • Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D., or doctoral equivalent in a relevant field (biology, immunology, cancer biology, or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated scientific contributions to the field
  • Proven ability to solve challenging technical problems
  • Clarity of thought in written and oral 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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