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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.


The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Division of Adult Psychosocial Oncology is continuing to expand and seeks academic psychiatrists and psychologists for faculty positions in the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care. The department has a tradition of pioneering psychosocial care, educational programs, and research. The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a major teaching site for the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Successful candidates will be skilled at complex diagnostic assessment, collaboration with other medical and behavioral health providers, and psychopharmacologic management and/or focused psychotherapy. Inpatient and/or outpatient consult-liaison experience is preferred. Available positions include ambulatory care and inpatient consults. Research, scholarship, and the abilities to inspire trainees and participate in care innovation are highly desirable. Faculty appointments will be at the Instructor or Assistant Professor level at Harvard Medical School with clinical privileges at both the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Salary, benefits and compensation will be consistent with experience and hospital policies.

Please address inquiries to: William Pirl MD, MPH, Vice Chair for Psychosocial Oncology, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, JF836, Boston, MA 02215.


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.

This job was posted on Thu Jan 14 2021 and expired on Thu Jan 21 2021.
Minimum $72K/yr
$203K/yr Average
Maximum $355K/yr


  • Prescribe, direct, or administer psychotherapeutic treatments or medications to treat mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders.
  • Gather and maintain patient information and records, including social or medical history obtained from patients, relatives, or other professionals.
  • Design individualized care plans, using a variety of treatments.
  • Collaborate with physicians, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, or other professionals to discuss treatment plans and progress.
  • Analyze and evaluate patient data or test findings to diagnose nature or extent of mental disorder.
  • Examine or conduct laboratory or diagnostic tests on patients to provide information on general physical condition or mental disorder.
  • Counsel outpatients or other patients during office visits.
  • Advise or inform guardians, relatives, or significant others of patients' conditions or treatment.
  • Teach, take continuing education classes, attend conferences or seminars, or conduct research and publish findings to increase understanding of mental, emotional, or behavioral states or disorders.
  • Review and evaluate treatment procedures and outcomes of other psychiatrists or medical professionals.
  • Prepare and submit case reports or summaries to government or mental health agencies.
  • Serve on committees to promote or maintain community mental health services or delivery systems.


  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  • Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.


  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
  • Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Therapy and Counseling - Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Philosophy and Theology - Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute was established in 1947 by Sidney Farber as the Children’s Cancer Research Foundation. The longstanding support of the Charles A. Dana Foundation was recognized by incorporating the Institute under its present name in 1983. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, the institute is leading the world by bringing life-changing progress in cancer research and patient care, offering the most advanced treatments available. Currently, it employs 5,000+ faculty, staff, and clinicians supporting 640,000+ annual outpatient visits, 1,100+ open clinical trials, and 1,000+ hospital discharges per year. With prowess in the leading-edge research and provision of excellent patient care, the institute develops, tests, and gains FDA approval for new cancer therapies in its clinical and laboratory settings. Recently, its researchers have developed 35 of 75 cancer drugs, which is approved by the FDA for use in cancer patients. The institute provides exciting jobs and careers that match your interests, passions, and skills.





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