Postdoctoral Research Fellow-Davids Lab

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450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215


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Full time

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Onsite:Up to 1 day remote/wk


We are seeking for a full time post-doctoral fellow in the cancer biology laboratory of Dr. Matthew Davids in the Hematologic Neoplasia Division of the Department of Medical Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. We are looking for candidates who share our excitement to develop new insights about cancer biology with an ultimate goal to translate their work into new treatment approaches.  Projects will be based on innovative methods of measuring death signaling via BH3 profiling, and will involve work with patient samples from clinical trials and rational design of combination therapies to inform the design of future trials.  More information about the Davids Lab can be found at

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.


This fellowship will focus on functional precision medicine techniques such as BH3 profiling as well as standard techniques including tissue culture, FACS analysis, microscopy, and other standard molecular and cell biology techniques. 


Significant familiarity with translational laboratory research in cancer biology would be beneficial.  MD, PhD or MD/PhD is required. The ideal candidate should be a highly motivated PhD, MD, or MD/PhD that has a record of stellar productivity during PhD graduate training and is looking for a first post-doctoral position.  The candidate would be expected to have familiarity with standard tissue culture, FACS analysis, and other standard molecular and cell biology techniques.  Experience with primary cancer samples is a plus, and mouse experiment experience is desirable but is not required.  Well-trained candidates with an MD and extensive laboratory experience will be considered. The candidate must have excellent communication and written 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 groups as protected by law.

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