Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Hahn Lab

Job Details

Job ID:

450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215


Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite: 100% onsite


We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join our scientific research team in the Department of Medical Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). The Hahn Laboratory studies mechanisms of cancer initiation and progression as well as development of novel therapeutic targets. We use genome scale systematic approaches to:

  • Discover cancer-specific genetic vulnerabilities.
  • Decipher molecular pathways underlying cellular transformation and therapeutic resistance.

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, DFCI is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS 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.


  • Technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought. 
  • Design, conduct, and troubleshoot hypothesis-testing experiments. 
  • Design, conduct, and validate high-throughput, hypothesis-generating screens. 
  • Mentoring of research technicians and undergraduate students. 
  • Maintain detailed and understandable lab notebooks and records. 
  • Interpret, discuss and present research findings with lab members and the principal investigator. 
  • Use computational approaches to analyze complex data sets, including next generation sequencing data sets, and/or effectively collaborate with computational biologists. 
  • Develop figures to depict research findings, write research and review papers, and present at scientific meetings.


  • PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology or related field or MD.
  • Mammalian cell line and organoid culturing techniques.
  • Proficiency in molecular biology and biochemistry techniques.
  • Self-motivation, collaborative spirit and ability to work in a group setting.
  • Able to write scientific reports and present scientific findings.

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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