Assistant Professor of Microbiology

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
10 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Microbiology

Harvard Medical School


Position Description 

The Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology at Harvard Medical School (http://mbib.med.harvard.edu) invites applications for tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek outstanding scientists performing research in any area of microbiology to join our soon-to-be independent Microbiology department.

The positions offer outstanding scholarly and scientific resources in a collegial and collaborative environment. There are exceptionally strong ties to related departments throughout Harvard University, the Harvard affiliated teaching hospitals, and the Boston community. The positions provide the opportunity to join a vibrant community of microbiologists at Harvard University interested in molecular and quantitative approaches to fundamental microbiology, and the development of countermeasures against bacterial and viral infections, including antimicrobials and vaccines.

The successful candidate(s) will become members of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program (http://www.hms.harvard.edu/dms/bbs/), and, if appropriate, the Program in Virology; both are campus wide programs with strong focuses on graduate education. The positions also offer the opportunity to teach exceptional graduate and medical students with strong interests in microbiology and medical sciences.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates with a Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D., or an equivalent doctoral degree and a strong interest in microbiology should apply.

Additional Qualifications

Special Instructions 

Applicants must apply through the Harvard ARIeS web portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8382) and upload a cover letter, C.V. (including a full bibliography), a concise 2-page summary of research accomplishments and a 2-page summary of future research interests. Applicants should arrange for letters of recommendation from three reviewers who will receive separate instructions from the portal, once an application has been submitted.

Applications received by October 15 will be reviewed by the search committee. A shortlist of candidates will be invited to present their research as part of a symposium to be held on December 13, 2018 followed by a day for individual meetings with current faculty on December 14, 2018.

Contact Information

Sims Kochi, Ph.D., Director of Research Administration

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Harvard University is 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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