Curriculum Fellow in Translational and Biomedical Sciences

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
04 May 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Curriculum Fellow in Translational and Biomedical Sciences

Harvard Medical School

Position Description

Institution: Harvard Medical School
Location: Boston, MA
Category: Faculty – Science
Type: Full Time

The Harvard Medical School Program in Graduate Education invites applications for a Curriculum Fellow (CF) in Translational and Biomedical Sciences. The Curriculum Fellow will provide broad curricular and academic support to the Leder Human Biology (LHB) program, a translational medicine certification for PhD students enrolled in the biomedical sciences.


  • Work closely with the faculty directors of the Leder Human Biology program at Harvard Medical School to organize, teach, and evaluate courses required for the translational medicine certification
  • Serve as Associate Course Director in BCMP 234 (Cellular Metabolism and Human Disease), one of the required semester-length courses for the LHB Progam. Manage and mentor the course’s Teaching Fellows and help lead critical reading sections
  • Provide support and guidance for student-organized para-curricular activities associated with the Leder Human Biology program
  • Catalyze and evaluate initiatives to improve biomedical education across Harvard Medical School, and make evidence-based recommendations to faculty and teaching staff on curricular design
  • Help to develop and implement a new course on Case Studies in Human Biology


  • An earned doctorate in a field relevant to biology, biochemistry, or the biomedical sciences
  • Experience teaching graduate or undergraduate science courses
  • Advanced knowledge of or training in translational biomedical sciences (preferred)
  • Postdoctoral research in a field relevant to the translational sciences (preferred)

Job Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple faculty with the purpose of organizing a semester-long course in cellular metabolism and human disease
  • Experience applying evidence-based teaching methods and technological innovations to the classroom and working with faculty members to develop effective teaching strategies
  • Strong organizational and management skills
  • Commitment to the professional development and mentorship of PhD students in the Leder Human Biology program

This CF position is well suited to an academically-minded scientist who is passionate about graduate biomedical education and is looking to grow their pedagogical expertise, gain hands-on experience designing and teaching graduate courses, and influence the training outcomes of Harvard Medical School’s graduate students. The CF in Translational and Biomedical Sciences will be a member of the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program, a science education community that functions as a training program for early career scientist-teachers. Pedagogical training is incorporated into the fellow’s course- and program-based efforts and includes opportunities to design and conduct discipline-based educational research either in or outside the context of the fellow’s core service to the Leder Human Biology program. CFs receive mentorship and career advising to support their development as educators throughout the duration of the appointment.

To apply

To be considered for this position, please email a single PDF document containing (1) a letter of application that addresses your interest in and qualifications for the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a statement of teaching philosophy. Please also include the names and contact information of three references, who will be contacted during the review of candidates. The CF position and its associated academic appointment is a one-year appointment, renewable for up to three years, and is non-tenure-track. Fellows are hired at the rank of research associate with the potential of promotion to Lecturer. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, starting immediately. Applications should be received not later than June 1st, 2018 to ensure full consideration. The ideal start date for this position in August 1, 2018 in Boston, MA. 

For details about the Curriculum Fellows Program, please see

Address applications to:
Bradley Coleman, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Curriculum Fellows Program
Via Ms. Naima Abdullahi (cfp@hms.harvard.edu)
Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer.

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Address applications to:
Bradley Coleman, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Curriculum Fellows Program
Via Ms. Naima Abdullahi (cfp@hms.harvard.edu)

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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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