Assistant/Associate Professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
23 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Assistant/Associate Professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Genetics and Complex Diseases

Position Description 

The Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases (GCD) 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. The shared interest of GCD faculty is to explore metabolic biology and gain insights into common and complex human diseases through basic research. The successful applicant will hold a PhD and/or MD degree and will have a record of outstanding productivity in an area that complements the existing research and training goals of the department. 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. A generous start-up package and state-of-the-art research facilities will be available. GCD has particular interest in recruiting an individual with research programs in the following areas:

  • Mechanistic and systems approaches to problems of metabolic homeostasis, gene-environment interactions, and adaptive metabolic responses
  • Tumor cell metabolism and the impact of host metabolism on cancer development and progression
  • Mechanisms of signal transduction and integration, especially in the context of energy and nutrient sensing, metabolic homeostasis and organelle biology and dysfunction
  • Inflammatory and stress responses with emphasis on chronic metabolic or degenerative diseases and aging

Information on resources for faculty career development and work/life balance can be found at:

Basic Qualifications 

PhD and/or MD

Contact Information 


Angela Epshtein
Director of Administration
655 Huntington Avenue
Building 1, room 503
Boston, MA 02115

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Equal Opportunity Employer

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health seeks to find, develop, promote, and retain the world’s best scholars. Harvard University is an affirmative action/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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