Assistant Professor of Cell Biology
Harvard University Harvard Medical School
United States

 

  Assistant Professor of Cell Biology
School Harvard Medical School
Department/Area Cell Biology
Position Description
The Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek researchers who define and address fundamental questions in cell biology, including the mechanistic analysis of cellular processes and the development, function, and dynamics of complex biological systems. We are also interested in researchers who are developing new technologies to explore and visualize cell biological processes.

Faculty in our department have diverse backgrounds and interests, including cellular, molecular, and structural biology, biochemistry, and neurobiology. We offer a supportive and inclusive community and are committed to building a diverse faculty. We strongly encourage applications from female candidates and candidates from underrepresented groups. Our vibrant research environment is highly interactive, and we encourage and foster collaborative efforts. We are committed to the success of our faculty, and we provide engaged mentoring and significant resources, including a highly competitive start-up package; substantial administrative and operational support; and cutting-edge facilities for advanced light and electron microscopy, computational image analysis, mass spectrometry, and high-throughput small molecule and genetic screening.

It is a core mission of ours to educate and mentor the next generation of scientists to succeed in a wide variety of careers. Our successful candidate will become a member of the training faculty in the umbrella Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) program, the largest of Harvard University’s biology Ph.D. programs, and will typically participate in additional, topic-specific Ph.D. programs within the Harvard Integrated Life Sciences (HILS) system.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, October 12, 2022. Interviews will occur in two phases: first via video conference in January and then in-person in February/March.
Basic Qualifications
Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D.
Special Instructions
To apply, please upload:
    • Cover letter
  • CV, including mentoring and teaching experiences
  • Statement of research, uploaded as a single PDF. The first page should be a summary of your most impactful research accomplishments (300-word limit). The next three pages should describe past research accomplishments (1 page) and future research plans (2 pages). Figures (up to 1 page, including figure legends) and references do not count against the page limits.
  • Diversity, inclusion, and belonging statement (500-word limit)
  • Up to 3 research publications, published preprints, and/or submitted preprints
  • Email addresses of three references. After you have finalized and approved the submission of your application materials, references will be notified automatically via email with instructions on how to upload their letters of support. References will have 2 weeks after the Oct 12th deadline to submit their letters.
The deadline for completed applications is 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. All reference letters must be uploaded by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.
Contact Information
Search Committee
Department of Cell Biology
Harvard Medical School
Contact Email cbsearch@hms.harvard.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer
We are 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 3

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research
  4. Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Publication
  2. Publication 2
  3. Publication 3


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