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Scientist ll – Pathology Griffin Lab

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts (US)
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 28, 2023

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Scientist ll – Pathology Griffin Lab

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Boston, MA

Full Time

Scientist position is open to join the Griffin laboratory ( in the Department of Pathology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. We are looking for a Scientist to provide scientific leadership to our existing and upcoming projects.

The Griffin lab seeks to understand the epigenetic basis of immune regulation in cancer and premalignancy, using a combination of emerging epigenomic sequencing, functional genomic, and immunologic techniques. We aim to translate insights gained from these studies into new and better immune-based therapies for patients with cancer.

The successful candidate will lead efforts in the Griffin lab to adapt and develop novel epigenomic sequencing technologies in the lab, including single-molecule long-read sequencing. They will have a major influence in setting the tone for an intellectually engaging, rigorous, productive, and positive environment. They will be provided with significant intellectual freedom, substantial technical support, and ample opportunities to present and publish their work. The successful candidate will also play a key role in mentoring other members of the lab, including research associates, students, and post-doctoral fellows.


Technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others, and independent thought.  Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.  Independently design, conduct, and troubleshoot hypothesis-testing experiments.  Train and oversee the lab work of others (e.g., research technicians) in the group.  Maintain detailed and understandable lab notebooks.

Interpret and discuss research findings with lab members and the principal investigator.

Use existing computational tools to analyze complex data sets, including next generation sequencing data sets, and/or fluently and effectively collaborate with computational biologists to accomplish this.

Develop figures to depict research findings, write research and review papers, and present at scientific meetings.

Uphold a positive, inclusive, and supportive work environment.


Accomplished and motivated candidates with at least 6+ years post undergraduate experience, an advanced degree in biomedical sciences, and significant experience in genomics, molecular biology, gene editing (e.g., CRISPR-Cas9), and protein biochemistry are encouraged to apply.

Clear thinking, writing, and communication skills are absolutely needed. Strong professional references and a record of scientific accomplishment, as shown by peer-reviewed original research papers, are also required.

For more information and to apply, please visit:

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.


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