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Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Title Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Molecular and Cellular Biology
Position Description

We seek applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology ( We are particularly, but not exclusively, interested in candidates who use quantitative or computational approaches to study the mechanisms underlying fundamental questions in biology. The department offers an interactive research community with interests in a broad range of topics, including cell biology, systems biology, biophysics, biochemistry, developmental biology, neurobiology, genetics, microbiology, computational biology, and structural biology. The appointment provides access to state of the art animal facilities and core facilities for imaging, proteomics, genomics and bioinformatics. The Department is also closely associated with science initiatives at Harvard such as the Center for Brain Science, the Center for Systems Biology, the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, the Broad Institute, and the Center for Nanoscale Systems, and provides opportunities for interactions with the broader Harvard community.

We strongly encourage applications from women and minority candidates.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate or terminal degree in relevant field or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications
Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Complete applications, including letters of recommendation, should be received no later than November 1, 2017.

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)
4. Statement of present and future research plans (1-3 pages)
5. Names and contact information of 3-5 references (three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted)
6. Reprints of publications.

Contact Information

Michelle Cicerano
Associate Director for Faculty Services

Contact Email
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 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 5

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research
  5. Publication
Optional Documents
  1. Publication 2
  2. Publication 3