Scientist I - Haas-Kogan Lab

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450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Research Laboratory

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Full time

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Onsite:Up to 1 day remote/wk


The Haas-Kogan Lab at DFCI (with co-affiliations with Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital) is seeking a Research Scientist to join our efforts to find better treatments for children and adults with brain tumors. We apply cutting-edge genomic technologies to identify drivers of childhood and adult cancers, identify strategies to target these and to determine mechanisms of resistance to current and novel treatments. The aim of these efforts is to perform translational research to develop new therapies to improve outcomes of children and adults diagnosed with these tumors.

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.


The ideal candidate will be passionate about developing a career of scientific discovery, a team player, enthusiastic about translational research to help improve patient outcomes, and highly self-motivated.  There will be opportunities to learn and assist in a variety of techniques which include molecular, cytological, biochemical analysis of cell lines and patient tissues. The individual will also have opportunities to develop mentorship skills through supervision of junior members of the team.


  • Ph.D. (or MD/PhD) degree in molecular biology, molecular and cellular biology, cancer biology, computational/computer science or related discipline. Preference will be given to applicants who have a strong background in chromatin biology and or experience with animal models.
  • Enthusiastic, team player, innovative and analytical thinker, and self-motivated individual.
  • Experience with cell culture and other models of human cancers, animal models and/or molecular oncology techniques
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Candidate should have an outstanding academic and professional track record

Applicants are required to submit written letters of support from three referees at the time of application (including one from candidate’s Doctoral Advisor)

A minimum three-year availability is required.

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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