Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Investigations of metabolic alterations underlying the most important, non-communicable diseases affecting human health, including metabolic diseases, cancer, and neurodegeneration
The Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases (GCD) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health invites applications for the level of assistant or associate professor. The shared interests of GCD faculty include investigations of metabolic alterations underlying the most important, non-communicable diseases affecting human health, including metabolic diseases, cancer, and neurodegeneration.
The Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases offers a supportive and vibrant scientific community that values building a diverse faculty body. The Department Chair is committed to junior faculty success and will work closely with the hired candidate to develop a mentorship plan. Additionally, the Offices of Faculty Affairs, Research Strategy and Development, and Research Administration, together with mentors and academic departments, work in partnership to provide an individualized research development support system for each new tenure-track faculty member. Through this coordinated effort, faculty establish strong relationships with key administrative departments, receive support and guidance to navigate the funding landscape, and garner the tools and resources needed to succeed as members of the Harvard Chan School research community.
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The successful applicant will hold a PhD and/or MD degree and will have a record of outstanding productivity in an area that complements the existing research and training goals of the department. The candidate should possess the ability to work collaboratively with other scientists and the scholarly qualities required to mentor the diverse population of doctoral students in the PhD Program in Biological Sciences in Public Health within Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. A generous start-up package and state-of-the-art research facilities will be available.
Please note the formal application deadline is November 1, 2019.
Applications received after this deadline may or may not be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications may not be reviewed if incomplete.
Those applying for assistant professor must submit 4 letters of reference.
Those applying for associate professor must submit 6 letters of reference.
Executive Director in the Department of Nutrition and the Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases
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