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Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Cancer Biology

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI)
Boston, Massachusetts (US)
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
25 Aug 2024

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PhD Position, Postdoctoral
Employment - Hours
Full time

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Cancer Biology

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Boston, MA

Full Time

Cancer Biology Postdoctoral Fellowship Position in the Walensky Laboratory, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

The Walensky laboratory focuses on the chemical biology of deregulated protein interactions in cancer with a focus on BCL-2 family regulation of apoptosis and other homeostatic pathways. We deploy multidisciplinary approaches spanning chemistry, biochemistry, proteomics, structural biology, cancer biology, and in vivo studies to dissect and target the oncogenic pathways of interest. Our work is both basic and translational.

We seek a PhD candidate/graduate who is pursuing their first postdoctoral position and has a strong background and vested interest in cell biology as applied to tackling fundamental questions in cancer biology.

See the Walensky group’s most recent publications for a sampling of the lab’s research projects and their multidisciplinary approach to scientific investigation:

Dr. Walensky is a chemical biologist and pediatric oncologist committed to advancing our understanding of fundamental cancer mechanisms and opportunities to target them with novel therapeutic strategies. Learn more at the Walensky lab’s website:


We are currently seeking a highly accomplished PhD candidate/graduate applying for their first postdoctoral fellowship in cancer cell biology. We are particularly interested in candidates with deep expertise in molecular and cellular biology and investigation of mechanisms and pathways in cells and in vivo.


PhD in biology, cell biology, cancer biology, or related field is required. Publication track record, including first-authored publications, is preferred.

For more information and to apply, please visit:

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.

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 characteristics protected by law.



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