Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI)

Research Fellow – Mancias Laboratory

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI)

Boston, MA, United States

Research Fellow – Mancias Laboratory
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA
Full Time

The laboratories of Joseph Mancias, M.D., Ph.D. at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Steven Gygi, Ph.D. at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA are inviting applications for a co-mentored funded postdoctoral researcher position to begin as early as January 2022.

The Post-doctoral fellow will be part of a rich intellectual and collaborative environment and will have access to state-of-the-art facilities within the laboratories, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, and other top academic institutions across the Boston Area. Importantly, the Mancias Lab is part of a Pancreatic Cancer Research Collective, the Hale Family Pancreatic Cancer Research Center at Dana-Farber that brings together investigators from a wide variety of backgrounds for collaborative projects on pancreatic cancer.

The Mancias Lab studies critical aspects of the biology of pancreatic cancer to develop novel therapeutic approaches. We apply mass spectrometry-based quantitative proteomic technologies to address these questions (e.g. Mancias et al., Nature 2014; Mancias et al., eLife 2015; Santana-Codina et al., Haematologica 2019; Santana-Codina et al., Cell Reports 2020). The Gygi Lab is interested in developing and applying new technologies in the fields of mass spectrometry and proteomics (Huttlin et al. Cell 2021, Kuljanin et al. Nature Biotechnology 2021, Nusinow et al. Cell 2020). Prior post-doctoral fellows in this co-mentored position have had productive experiences (e.g. Kuljanin et al. Nature Biotechnology 2021, Banh et al. Cell 2020).


  • Leading and collaborating on studies in and between the Mancias and Gygi Labs.
  • Maintain and operate a state-of-the art mass spectrometer
  • Designing and executing experiments.
  • Conducting data analysis and interpreting results.
  • Maintaining accurate records, writing reports, and preparing and giving presentations.
  • Contributing to the overall laboratory safety, organization and productivity.
  • Generating impactful peer-reviewed research articles.


  • The candidate should have recently received a Ph.D. focused on proteomics.
  • A strong background in mass spectrometry.
  • A background of scientific accomplishment including at least one first author peer-reviewed publication.
  • Evidence of oral and written communication skills in English.

A successful candidate will be highly motivated, independent yet willing to collaborate with other team members and eager to develop and pursue a novel research program.


For more information and to apply, please visit: https://careers.dana-farber.org/research_fellow_mancias_lab

About Dana-Farber:
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 groups as protected by law.


Please apply via recruiter’s website.