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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute President and CEO Edward J. Benz Jr.
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    Former Employee - Research Fellow/Associate in Brookline, MA
    Former Employee - Research Fellow/Associate in Brookline, MA

    I worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time (more than 10 years)


    Mission oriented patient centric research atmosphere.


    As research funding decreased politics have been more of a driving force, and not the same environment that was attractive years ago.

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    If you have policies don't turn a blind eye to enforcing them. It creates a disconnect. The slow loss of perks and benefits has also been discouraging.

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Interviews

Updated Oct 2, 2014
Updated Oct 2, 2014

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    Principal Research Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First talked to the PI over the phone. Then, I was called-in for an in-person interview. This lasted about 25-30 minutes. Towards the end of the interview, I was offered the position. I didn't bargain for a higher salary, because the offered salary was more than what I was currently making. Accepted the position, later that evening one of the lab members called and said that I shouldn't have.

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Awards & Accolades

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Top Places to Work Globe 100, Boston Globe, 2008

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Website www.dana-farber.org
Headquarters Boston, MA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1947
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Health Care
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute fights cancer on two fronts: It provides treatment to cancer patients, young and old, and researches new cancer diagnostics, treatments, and preventions. The organization's scientists also research AIDS treatments and cures for a host of other deadly diseases. Patients receive treatment from Dana-Farber through its cancer centers operated in conjunction with Brigham and Women's Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, and Massachusetts General Hospital. The institute is also a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Dana-Farber... More

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