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Current Job Openings

Staff positions are listed on the DFCI Careers page at http://www.dana-farber.org/Careers.aspx. Please apply online for those positions. 


Assistant/Associate Professor of Cancer Data Science

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) seek a research faculty member in Cancer Data Science. The position will be based in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at DFCI, with academic appointment in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at HMS as Assistant or Associate Professor, commensurate with experience, training and achievements.

We seek candidates with a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and a significant record of advancing data science relevant for cancer research, broadly defined.

Please send the following to chair@jimmy.harvard.edu, best by February 1, 2018: 1) a letter of application including a concise statement of past, current, and future research, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) PDFs of up to four of your key publications, and 4) contact information for four references. In addition, please ask your references to send letters of support to the search committee chair@jimmy.harvard.edu. Applications will be reviewed once the application package is complete.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Chair and Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology


Administrative Support Specialist
The cBio Center in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology (BCB) at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), an innovative research and information science headed by Chris Sander, seeks a full-time or part-time Administrative Support Specialist to join their team. You will be responsible for providing administrative support to the Center’s Director, faculty members, and staff. You will also be a member of BCB's Business Office.

Primary responsibilities include:
  • Day-to-day administrative support for the cBio Center, including scheduling for the Center Director
  • Coordinate meetings and center events
  • Work with Human Resources to recruit and onboard personnel
  • Coordinate travel arrangements and visas
  • Reconcile corporate cards and prepare expense reports
  • Weekly timekeeping
  • Purchase orders and requisitioning
  • Liaise with the Human Resources and Grant Management offices at Harvard Medical School, where the Center Director has an appointment
  • Bachelor’s degree and relevant experience preferred. The successful candidate is self-motivated and detail-oriented, thrives in a start-up, deadline-driven environment, can juggle multiple priorities, and enjoys problem-solving. Must be effective in an academic research environment.
  • Proficiency with document processing software (such as Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat), file sharing software, calendaring and event planning.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent ability to work independently and balance multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong ability to work as part of a team.
  • Must be able to function effectively in ambiguous conditions, recognize trends, and identify systemic approaches to solving problems in a fast-moving, constantly changing environment.
  • Must have the highest level of professionalism and discretion.
Software Engineer I - cBio Center at DFCI
Front End Engineer - Knowledge Systems Group
Research Assistant - Knowledge Systems Group


Postdoc, Center for Cancer Evolution

Postdoctoral Fellows will assist the Associate Director for Scientific Operations to develop and fulfill the scientific mission of the Center for Cancer Evolution (CCE). The principal mission of the CCE is to develop and validate mathematical modeling strategies of tumor evolution and treatment response, and eventually utilize these strategies to identify best therapeutic intervention. We will investigate the treatment response of cancer cells and their microenvironment, develop novel mathematical frameworks describing the evolutionary dynamics of tumor progression and treatment response that are parameterized using the experimental systems, and predict and validate optimum intervention strategies that will ultimately be implemented as prospective clinical trials. The CCE is looking for highly motivated and qualified Postdoctoral Fellows to investigate tumor evolution using and creating mathematical models of tumor evolution and drug resistance in order to further the understanding of cancer evolution.  A more comprehensive list of responsibilities and required qualifications is available upon request.

Apply for the position here.

Postdoc in Quantitative Biology
Postdoc in Single Cell Genomics
Postdoc in Shirley Liu Lab
Postdoc in Michor Lab


Research Associate
The Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute seeks an experienced and highly motivated PhD biostatistician to engage collaboratively with investigators on  translational, basic science, outcomes, medical delivery, prevention, and clinical research in HIV disease and and cancer. Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborative work on study design, data analysis, and manuscript preparation in HIV disease and
  • Assistance to both junior and senior investigators with NIH and Foundation grant preparation, in addition to training in quantitative methods and other mentoring for junior investigators.  

PhD in statistics or a related field required and at least 2 years of collaborative experience are required. Prior experience in HIV and/or oncology is a plus.

Apply for the position here.

Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health Postings


Assistant/Associate Professors of Biostatistics

The Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health seeks outstanding candidates to fill two tenure-track positions at the assistant or associate professor level. We seek candidates with a strong background in statistical theory and methodology, demonstrated expertise in development of new biostatistical methods, and an interest in collaborative research in public health and biomedical science. Candidates should have the potential to become leaders in the development and application of statistical methods in health sciences and should also be enthusiastic about teaching, training, and mentorship through our graduate programs. Responsibilities will include methodological and collaborative research, teaching, and supervision of graduate students. Candidates are required to have a doctorate by the time the appointment begins, and academic rank will be determined in accordance with the successful candidate’s experience and accomplishments.

The Department of Biostatistics offers an exceptional environment to pursue research and education in statistical methods while being at the forefront of efforts to benefit the health of populations worldwide. Our faculty are leaders in the development of statistical methods for the design and analysis of clinical trials and observational studies, missing data, causal inference, precision health, network analysis, statistical genetics and genomics, neurostatistics, and environmental statistics. Our innovative approaches to computational biology, quantitative genomics, and the analysis of massive health-related data are strengthened by a deep foundation in theory and application. Our unique community provides unparalleled collaborative opportunities with academic departments across Harvard, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and other world-class Harvard affiliated hospitals.

Please apply to: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7937

For questions, please contact:
Chair, Search Committee for Assistant/Associate Professor of Biostatistics c/o Susan Luvisi
Department of Biostatistics
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Email: biostatjrsearch@hsph.harvard.edu

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health seeks to find, develop, promote, and retain the world’s best scholars. We are committed to upholding the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our school and the communities we serve.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Information on resources for career development and work/life balance at Harvard T.H. Chan SPH can be found at: http://hsph.me/resources-career-development-and-work-life-balance.

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