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Harvard University Assistant Professor in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Title Assistant Professor

School Harvard Medical School

Department/Area Immunology

Position Description

The Department of Immunology at Harvard Medical School invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek an outstanding scientist performing basic and/or translational research in any area of innate or adaptive immunology.

Department faculty have diverse backgrounds and interests in understanding basic mechanisms of immunity and their roles in health and disease. Our areas of research include autoimmunity and tolerance, cancer immunology, infection and immunity, mucosal immunology, neuroimmunology, and systems immunology. We offer a family-friendly and supportive environment in which to perform innovative research, with the benefit of significant scientific and scholarly resources. Our Department has strong ties to related departments throughout Harvard University, Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals, and the Boston biomedical community. The Department encourages team science, entrepreneurship, and innovation. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to teach and mentor exceptional graduate and medical students. We consider it a core mission to educate and facilitate the growth of the next generation of immunologists with diverse backgrounds and interests. We are committed to building a diverse faculty, and we strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates. Laboratory space will be located in a central research building on the Harvard Medical School campus.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD, MD, or an equivalent graduate degree.

Additional Qualifications

Special Instructions

Please submit (1) a cover letter; (2) a CV; (3) a concise summary of your most significant research accomplishments (one half page); (4) an explanation of why you have chosen your area of focus (one half page); and (5) a description of your future research interests. Section 5 should describe your plans for the initial focus of your lab as well as your long-term vision (3 pages + 1 page figures). After you submit your application, three letters of recommendation will be requested on your behalf. We encourage applicants to include statements on teaching/mentoring and/or diversity, equity, and inclusion. The deadline for applications is October 31, 2021. Applications received after this date are not guaranteed a review.

Contact Information

David Lucas, PhD

Director of Research Administration

Department of Immunology

Harvard Medical School

77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, NRB 1030

Boston, MA 02115

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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.

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed 4


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