Postdoctoral Research Fellow-Lane Lab

Job Description

Job ID:

450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215


Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite: Full time on Campus


A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Andrew Lane (https://lanelab.dana-farber.org/) in the Department of Medical Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School. The lab focuses on leukemia and lymphoma biology, cancer genetics, and resistance to therapy.

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.


We are looking for candidates who share our excitement to develop new insights about cancer biology with an ultimate goal to develop new treatment approaches. Projects will be fit with candidates experience and specific interests. Areas of the lab’s interest include leukemia and lymphoma biology (pathogenesis, hematopoiesis, and stem cells), dendritic cells (development, function, and transformation), mechanisms of resistance to cancer therapy, and cancer genetics including sex differences in malignancy. Opportunities also exist for collaborative projects with the Cancer Program at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.


The ideal candidate should be highly motivated, have excellent teamwork and communication skills. PhD., MD., MD-PhD or doctoral equivalent is required. Candidates with bioinformatic and programming skills required for analysis of sequencing-based (DNA, RNA, epigenetic) datasets will be considered. Bench skills include tissue culture, flow cytometry, standard molecular and cell biology techniques preferred as well as mouse experiment experience but is not 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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