Research Fellow

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Job Description

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. The successful candidate will independently lead projects such as studying and modeling novel cancer drivers in this disease, exploring the therapeutic potential of targeting the Wnt-signaling pathway or assessing the interplay between tumor and immune cells in colorectal cancer. The successful applicant will also collaborate with a diverse array of community members both at Dana-Farber and the Broad, including molecular biologists, medical oncologists, pathologists, epidemiologists, genomics specialists and computational scientists among others. This individual will have the opportunity to leverage cutting-edge technologies, some of the worlds most comprehensive biomedical datasets and insights from the latest clinical trials in gastrointestinal malignancies to tackle pressing questions in cancer biology today. Consequently, there is unparalleled potential for her/his contributions to be published, presented, used and recognized worldwide.


Conceive and design well-controlled biological experiments in vitro and on pre-clinical models
Conduct standard genetic, molecular biology and biochemical experiments in addition to optimizing and developing novel assays as needed
Analyze resulting data and integrate findings with published and unpublished available biomedical datasets
Work together and actively interact with a rich community of basic and translational scientists, computational biologists, pathologists and medical oncologists to advance the understanding of colorectal cancer pathogenesis and treatment
Write manuscripts, present and publish impactful research

Learn from and teach others towards expanding the groups knowledge and productivity


PhD or equivalent degree in life sciences, including molecular biology, genetics, immunology, biochemistry or related disciplines
Publications (first author or first co-author) in high impact biology journals
Knowledge of a wide-range of experimental techniques, ability to optimize assays
Proficiency in written and oral scientific presentations
Motivation to apply for postdoctoral grants and secure additional funding

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential

Employment Type

full time