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Harvard University Assistant/Associate Professor of Microbiology in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Microbiology

School Harvard Medical School

Department/Area Microbiology

Position Description

The Department of Microbiology at Harvard Medical School ( invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, in accord with career experience. We seek candidates performing creative basic research on viruses, host-virus interactions, or the immune response to viral pathogens to join our Microbiology department.

The position offers outstanding scholarly and scientific resources in a collegial and collaborative environment. There are exceptionally strong ties to related departments throughout Harvard University, the Harvard affiliated teaching hospitals, and the greater Boston biomedical research community. The position provides the opportunity to join a vibrant community of microbiologists at Harvard University interested in molecular and quantitative approaches to fundamental microbiology, and the development of countermeasures against viral and bacterial infections, including antimicrobials and vaccines.

We consider it a core mission to educate and facilitate the training of the next generation of microbiologists with diverse backgrounds and interests. The successful candidate will become a member of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program ( and the Program in Virology ( ; both are campus-wide PhD degree programs. Members are afforded the opportunity to teach exceptional graduate and medical students interested in microbiology and medical sciences.

We are committed to a diverse faculty. We strongly encourage applications from anyone who would enhance our research and educational missions, including those from underrepresented backgrounds.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D., or an equivalent doctoral degree.

Additional Qualifications

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials through the HMS user portal linked below: 1) a cover letter, 2) C.V. (including a full bibliography), 3) a concise one-page summary of research accomplishments, 4) a two-page summary of future research interests, and 5) a one-page statement on equity, diversity, and inclusion. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation from reviewers who will receive separate instructions sent automatically by the portal.

The deadline for applications is October 3, 2023. A shortlist of candidates will be invited to present their research as part of a one-day symposium followed by a day of individual meetings with current faculty members.

Contact Information

Hera Vlamakis, Ph.D., Director of Research Administration

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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 3


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