Assistant/Associate Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
16 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
13 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Assistant/Associate Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Position Description

The Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases (IID) 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. IID faculty research is primarily focused on diseases of developing countries and includes laboratory-based research that is often supplemented by field-based studies of epidemiological and ecological aspects of infectious disease transmission and control. The successful applicant will hold a PhD and/or MD degree and will have a record of outstanding productivity in an area of protozoan parasite infection and/or transmission biology, including vector biology. 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. IID has particular interest in recruiting individuals with research programs in the following areas:

  • Mammalian-parasite and/or vector-parasite interactions
  • Biology across the life cycle of protists of public health importance, including the malaria parasite
  • Mechanisms of disease pathogenesis and/or immune control in protist infections/infection models
  • Systems biology/chemical biology approaches, applied at a mechanistic level, to problems of protist infection

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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 Qualifications

PhD and/or MD with at least three years of postdoctoral training.

Additional Qualifications Special Instructions

Application materials must be submitted by 5pm on March 15, 2017.

Contact Information

Marie Richard
Director of Administration
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
665 Huntington Avenue, SPH 1, room 807
Boston, MA 02115

Contact Email mrichard@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 7 Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents Required Documents

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

Optional Documents

  1. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  2. Publication 3
  3. URL
  4. Other
  5. Publication 4
  6. Publication 5
  7. Paper 1

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