Assistant/Associate Professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
20 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
18 Dec 2016
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases

School Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Department/Area Genetics and Complex Diseases

Position Description

The Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases (GCD) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of assistant or associate professor. The shared interest of GCD faculty is to explore metabolic biology and gain insights into common and complex human diseases through basic research. 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 doctoral students in the PhD Program in Biological Sciences in Public Health within Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Generous start-up packages and state-of-the-art research facilities will be available. GCD has particular interest in recruiting individuals with research programs in the following areas:

• Systems approaches (gene-editing, chemical biology, synthetic biology), applied at a mechanistic level, to problems of metabolic homeostasis, gene-environment interactions, and adaptive metabolic responses
• Tumor cell metabolism and the impact of host metabolism on cancer development and progression
• Mechanisms of signal transduction and integration, especially in the context of energy and nutrient sensing, metabolic homeostasis and organelle biology and dysfunction
• Inflammatory and stress responses with emphasis on chronic metabolic or degenerative diseases and aging

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Harvard University seeks to find, develop, promote, and retain the world’s best scholars. Harvard is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.

Basic Qualificationsb

PhD and/or MD

Additional Qualifications Special Instructions Contact Information

Angela Epshtein
Director of Administration
655 Huntington Avenue
Building 2, room 107
Boston, MA 02115

Contact Email aepshtei@hsph.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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 4 Maximum Number of References Allowed 6 Supplemental Questions

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  1. How did you hear about this position?
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    • Chronicle of Higher Education
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    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Nomination Letter
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    • Referred by a colleague

Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Research

Optional Documents

  1. Publication
  2. Publication 2