Research Fellow

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Job Description

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


We are seeking a full time post-doctoral fellow to join a translational research team led by Dr. Rameen Beroukhim and affiliated with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute. This fellow will be involved in cross-disciplinary efforts to characterize the genomic evolution of brain tumors through therapy, identify mechanisms of resistance to existing and novel therapies, and develop new treatment strategies. We anticipate that this research will involve both careful molecular biological experimentation in tumor-relevant model systems and the generation and analysis of large genomic and functional genomic datasets including single-cell analyses. We are a highly collaborative group spanning cancer biologists, clinicians, and computational biologists who aim to identify creative approaches to understand, diagnose, and treat cancers.


The ideal candidate will have a strong background in biomedical sciences, excellent written and oral communication skills, strong organizational and quantitative skills, and a deep enthusiasm for developing new treatments for our patients. The ability to collaborate closely with other members of our research team is essential. The individual should be independent and have an established record of rigorous and innovative science. A PhD, MD, or MD/PhD with extensive experience in cancer biology, or genomics is required. A minimum time commitment of three years is required.

Please be prepared to provide a brief statement of interest, CV, and contact information for three references including your PhD mentor.

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.

Employment Type

full time