Professor of Cell Biology
Harvard University Harvard Medical School
United States

Professor of Cell Biology

School Harvard Medical School

Department/Area Department of Cancer Biology, DFCI

Position Description

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and the Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School (HMS) are seeking an academic leader to serve as the chair of the Department of Cancer Biology at DFCI and hold an appointment as Professor of Cell Biology at HMS.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the full scope of research and educational activities of the department as well as collaborative activities with other departments, HMS, and other affiliated institutions and programs, including the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. The successful candidate will provide leadership to develop and grow nationally recognized peer-reviewed laboratory-based investigation in the Department and will recruit, develop, and retain outstanding faculty. This person will continue the pursuit of novel research in fundamental or basic sciences. This individual will be responsible for training graduate students and postdoctoral fellows as well as participating in HMS courses.

Candidates should have international recognition for research accomplishments, possess leadership and managerial skills, and have a demonstrated record as a mentor and as a teacher. Ideally, the selected candidate will be a proven leader who can guide a multidisciplinary department of successful investigators to even higher levels of excellence.

Basic Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) or M.D.-Ph.D. and a proven track record of extramurally funded research.

Additional Qualifications

Special Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and current Curriculum Vitae addressed to:
Search Committee Co-Chairs
William C. Hahn, M.D., Ph.D. Chief Scientific Officer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Wade Harper, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Cell Biology, HMS

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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.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

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