Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

Massachusetts, United States
24 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
21 Sep 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time


Harvard Medical School


Cell Biology

Position Description

The Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with demonstrated potential for creativity and excellence. Applicants in all areas of cell biology, ranging from mechanistic analysis of cellular processes to development, function, and dynamics of complex biological systems, are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will direct independent research and participate in graduate and medical school teaching. Our department offers a vibrant research community, with many opportunities for interactions within the broader Harvard and Longwood Medical Area community. This appointment provides a highly competitive start-up package and access to cutting-edge facilities, including advanced light and electron microscopy, computational image analysis, mass spectrometry, and high-throughput small molecule and genetic screening.

Additional information about the Department of Cell Biology can be found at http://cellbio.med.harvard.edu.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD or MD/PhD with a record of outstanding research productivity.

Special Instructions

Please upload your CV, cover letter, a three-page statement of research (consisting of a one-page summary of past research accomplishments and a two-page summary of future research plans), a 300-word max summary of your most significant manuscript or published article, and the email addresses of three references. After you have finalized and approved the submission of your application materials, references will be notified automatically with instructions on how to upload their letters of support. References will have up to 2 weeks after the application deadline to submit their letters.

The deadline for completed applications is 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on Friday, October 18, 2019. All reference letters must be uploaded by 11:59 pm EST on Friday, November 1, 2019.

Contact Information

Search Committee
Department of Cell Biology
Harvard Medical School

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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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