Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Research Fellow - Ogino Lab in Boston, Massachusetts

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

This person will independently lead and conduct pathologic research, and provide her/his expertise to lab members in the collection, management, interpretation, and analysis on pathological and molecular pathological data. The main responsibility of this position is on the application of pathological technologies (including image analysis) to analyze and integrate large scale molecular pathological epidemiology (MPE) datasets. Proficiency in anatomic pathology skills is a must. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as are the abilities to work both independently and collaboratively and to meet deadlines. Require a MD, DO, or an equivalent degree, to practice medicine as a pathologist.

This Postdoctoral Fellow will:

  • Independently lead and conduct projects related to pathology and molecular pathology.

  • Manage pathology repository and database.

  • Write manuscripts and research protocols.

  • Meet with lab members and collaborators to provide pathology consultation.

  • Communicate with lab members and collaborators to understand and obtain data analysis specifications.

  • Design project plans and estimate time to completion.

  • Draft budget of lab expenses, when needed.

  • Work independently and as a team member to develop tools and analytical pipelines, where necessary.

  • Provide publication quality photos and documentations at the end of each data analysis project.

  • Provide education and training in pathology topics.

  • Evaluation, development, and support of new pathologic methods.

  • Work collaboratively with or guide other lab members to develop the resources in the laboratory.

This person will be responsible for providing education and training in pathology topics to lab members, when needed.

Require a MD, DO, or an equivalent degree, to practice medicine as a pathologist. Require a residency training in anatomic pathology.

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.


  • Abilities to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with scientists to understand experimental systems for the development and implementation of pathologic analyses.

  • Proficiency in anatomic pathology practice.

  • Abilities to estimate time for various projects and to keep accurate records of work performed are essential.

  • Excellent communication skills are essential.

  • Excellent science writing skills in English are essential.

  • Excellent leadership skills are also essential to lead research projects.

Job ID: 2018-8540

Grade: 41

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