John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellow

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
15 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
12 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellow

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Life Sciences

Position Description

Harvard University is seeking applicants in the life sciences for a position as a John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellow. We seek to appoint one person across the widest branch of the life sciences with a second position for an applicant who has an interest in imaging.

The Fellows will be part of the current JHDSF community and affiliated with one of the Life Science departments in FAS. Both fellows will be associated with the FAS Center for Systems Biology and the imaging fellow will be associated with the Harvard Center for Advanced Imaging. The Center for Systems Biology is an intensively collaborative, interdisciplinary center, where scientists from a wide variety of backgrounds study cellular pathways and networks, with the goal of finding general principles underlying the structure, behavior and evolution of cells and organisms. The Center for Advanced Imaging aims to develop novel imaging methods to enable direct visualization of the molecular interactions and networks inside cells, organisms and animals, to bridge major gaps in bioimaging, and to apply these new technologies to solving biological problems.

The Fellows are independent researchers, who have completed a PhD within twelve months of their appointment, who receive funding to run a small research group and are appointed for a three-year term, with the expectation that it will be extended by two years after review.

For more information about the Fellows program and this position, visit our website at http://sysbio.harvard.edu/jobs.

We are accepting applications until April 17, 2017. References must be received by this deadline. Interviews will take place over 2 days between the 5-9 June 2017. Successful candidates can start their position in the Fall of / late 2017.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate required by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7499:

1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Research Proposal including a summary of previous research accomplishments (up to 5 pages, including summary of previous research accomplishments of up to 2 pages)
4. PDF’s of up to 3 publications
5. The names of 3 references

During the application process, you will be asked to give the names and e-mail addresses of at least three referees who will be contacted automatically with a request to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidates’ application has been submitted. Please allow at least 1 week for your referees to upload their letters. References must be received by the deadline. Please note, the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.

All files must be submitted electronically in PDF or Word format.

For further questions about the fellow search, please contact Colleen Frain at cfrain@fas.harvard.edu

Contact Information

Colleen Frain

Contact Email cfrain@fas.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 3 Maximum Number of References Allowed 5 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents Required Documents

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

Optional Documents

  1. Publication 2
  2. Publication 3

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