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Postdoctoral Research Fellow-Ligon Lab

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Job Description

Job ID:

450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215


Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite:Up to 1 day remote/wk


A post doctoral research fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Keith Ligon in the fields of human precision medicine and cancer cell resistance. Developing independence will be fostered, and opportunities for intellectual input will also be readily available although performance of some basic laboratory duties will be required. The Ligon lab environment is highly collaborative and there will be opportunities to interact with multiple individuals in translational and basic science collaborations with other principal investigator labs and postdocs and also will have joint appointments at Broad Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Candidates will have excellent mentoring and training for academia and industry through projects in the lab and with external collaborators at the national and international level.

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 position will involve the study of cancer cell biology, brain tumors, and neuroscience and will lead to significant experience in a wide range of techniques such as functional genomics and CRISPR methods in human cells and models, tissue biomarker analysis, genomics studies, stem cell culture, mouse transgenic models, development of high throughput screening models, and specialized neuroscience techniques. Interest or skills in applying bioinformatics methods is desired. 


  • PhD, MD/PhD or doctoral equivalent degree in biosciences, bioengineering, or a closely related field is recommended
  • A minimum 2-year commitment is also required.
  • Prior experience in laboratory research 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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