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Harvard University Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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. 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 Harvard Stem Cell Institute ( , the Broad Institute ( , the Center for Nanoscale Systems ( , and Harvard Quantitative Biology, ( and provides opportunities for interactions with the broader Harvard community.

We are deeply committed to improving the diversity of Harvard’s faculty and scientific 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

We anticipate conducting in-person interviews (pandemic permitting) in January-February of 2022. There will be flexibility for anyone who is unable to travel due to pandemic restrictions.

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Complete applications, including letters of recommendation, should be received no later than November 1, 2021.

  1. Curriculum Vitae

  2. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy) (1-2 pages)

  3. A statement of present and future research plans (1-3 pages)

  4. A statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas (1 page)

  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

Polina Kehayova, Ph.D.

Scientific Director, MCB

Contact Email

Equal Opportunity Employer

Harvard 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.

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed 5

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