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Assistant/Associate Professor Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases

Harvard School of Public Health, Genetics & Complex Diseases Department

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases
Job Location: Boston , MA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Medicine, dentistry, pharmacy
Sciences and technology: other
Biology/biotechnology/life sciences
Application Closing Date: October 15th
Date Posted: 2018-08-23
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant/Associate Professor Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases
Harvard School of Public Health

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.For more information on the Department of Genetics and Complex diseases, please visit us at:

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.

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

Job Requirements

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 and Application Process Instructions

To apply, please visit and upload the following:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Research plan of no more than three (3) pages
  4. Three (3) letters of recommendation

Preferential consideration will be given to those applications received by October 15, 2018 with applications being accepted through November 16, 2018.

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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at the Harvard School of Public Health and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Angela Epshtein as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Angela Epshtein
Director of Administration
Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases
655 Huntington Avenue, Building 1, room 503
Boston , MA 02115

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