Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Mills Lab

Job Details

Job ID:

450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215


Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite: 100% onsite


The Mills Lab at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School is looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow in immunology/metabolism to study metabolite signaling and innate immune cell function in models of metabolic disease and cancer. The lab uses mass spectrometry approaches to understand metabolite signaling at the cellular and whole-body level to explore how metabolism intersects with immune cell function.

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, 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.


We are seeking an individual excited to study metabolomics and immunology. The successful candidate would join a dynamic team of international researchers (PhD students and other postdocs) with an interest in collaborating and helping each other. Abundant one-on-one time and the support required for successful completion of projects and to transition into subsequent career stages, including establishing their independent research programs will be provided.


The candidate should have at least one of the following technical skillsets:

  • Extensive experience with tissue culture (primary cell culture, cell lines, basic signaling assays).
  • Experience with mass spectrometry sample preparation and instrument running.
  • Experience with flow cytometry.
  • Basic molecular biology skills-RNA isolation, RTPCR, qPCR, western blotting etc,
  • Experience handling mice.
  • Basic knowledge of mouse colony maintenance.
    Bioinformatics and big data set handling desirable.

Please send a cover letter, a CV and the names and email addresses of three references.

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