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Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Cantor Lab

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

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Biomedicine, Life Science
Job Type
PhD Position, Postdoctoral
Employment - Hours
Full time

Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Cantor Lab

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Boston, MA

Full Time

The Department of Cancer Immunology & Virology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute invites applications for postdoctoral training. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with demonstrated potential for creativity and excellence who are working on central problems in immunology. The Cantor laboratory studies the immune response of T cell genes and their products in the context of neurodegenerative disorders (Alzheimer’s) as well as autoimmunity, anti-tumor immunity, and antibody-mediated rejection.

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a major research center that offers a vibrant, interactive research community in basic and translation research. Our research program offers substantial scientific resources within a stimulating and collegial research environment. Successful candidates will receive joint appointments at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Department of Immunology, Harvard Medical School.


  • The position will involve novel approaches to immunotherapy.
  • Background in immunology and preclinical studies in mouse models is essential.
  • Relevant experience with T cells and other immune cells in vitro and in vivo, immunological techniques and multicolor flow cytometry are highly desirable.
  • CRISPR, RNA/DNA analyses (RNA-seq) immunohistochemistry, immunoprecipitation, immunoblotting, and general lab organization/safety.
  • Maintenance and presentation of as well as writing up experimental data for reports and manuscripts.


  • Candidates with a recent PhD or MD/PhD in immunology and experience in murine and/or T-cell immunology, molecular biology and in vivo modeling are encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates with strong records of scientific accomplishment are preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to perform self-directed research and to work effectively as part of a team.
  • The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, intellectually curious and have a strong work ethic.

Qualified individuals should submit an application packet including:

  • Cover letter summarizing background/experience/accomplishments in the field and how this relates to this position.
  • CV + bibliography
  • Names and email addresses of 3-4 potential references.

For more information and to apply, please visit:

About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:

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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