Assistant Professor - The Quantitative Biology Initiative

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

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

MCB / SCRB / OEB / CCB / Physics / Statistics / Engineering

Position Description

The Quantitative Biology Initiative in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences (http://quantbio.harvard.edu) seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor. The Initiative emphasizes quantitative approaches to fundamental problems in the life sciences and aims to foster interactions across disciplinary boundaries. Candidates in any area of quantitative biology will be considered, including those taking computational, theoretical, and/or experimental approaches.

The successful candidate will hold an academic appointment in a FAS natural science department such as, but not restricted to, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Physics, Statistics, or Chemistry and Chemical Biology.

A joint appointment in the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will also be considered. Faculty associated with the Initiative will have access to facilities and opportunities for collaborative research not only through departments/areas but also through the Life Sciences Core facilities, the Center for Nanoscale Systems, the Broad Institute, and the Center for Brain Science.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates are required to have a doctorate or terminal degree in a relevant discipline by the expected start date. In addition, we seek candidates who have a strong research record and a commitment to undergraduate teaching and graduate training.

Additional Qualifications

Special Instructions

Applications should include: curriculum vitae, a statement of research (up to 5 pages, including a summary of previous research accomplishments), a teaching statement and PDFs of up to 3 publications. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for three to five references. Complete applications should be received no later than November 15, 2018.

Contact Information

For information or assistance contact quantbio@harvard.edu.

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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, 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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