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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


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.

Dr. Marios Giannakis, a translational researcher and medical oncologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (and Associate Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard) is seeking a highly motivated, exceptional postdoctoral fellow to join his laboratory towards obtaining novel disease and therapeutic insights in colorectal cancer. She/he will independently lead projects assessing the interplay between tumor, immune and other microenvironmental and macroenvironmental elements (such as the microbiome and environmental toxins) in colorectal cancer. The successful applicant will conceive and design well-controlled biological experiments, optimize and develop novel assays working with preclinical models such as organoids, and actively interact with a rich community scientists to advance the understanding of colorectal cancer pathogenesis and treatment. This individual will have the opportunity to leverage cutting-edge technologies, some of the world’s most comprehensive biomedical datasets and insights from the latest clinical trials in gastrointestinal malignancies to tackle pressing questions in cancer biology today.



  1. Conceive and design well-controlled biological experiments
  2. Conduct genetic, molecular biology and biochemical experiments, optimize and develop novel assays as needed
  3. Analyze resulting data and integrate findings with published and unpublished available biomedical datasets
  4. Write manuscripts, present and publish impactful research
  5. Learn from, teach and collaborate with others towards expanding the group’s knowledge and productivity



  1. PhD or equivalent degree in life sciences, including molecular biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, biochemistry or related disciplines
  2. Publications (first author or first co-author) in high impact biology journals
  3. Knowledge of a wide-range of experimental techniques, ability to optimize assays
  4. Motivation to apply for postdoctoral grants and secure additional funding
  5. Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills are essential.



PhD in Life Sciences

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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