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Assistant professor, Department of Immunology, Harvard Medical School

Posted by on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 in Job Opportunities .

The Department of Immunology at Harvard Medical School invites applications for a tenure- track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek candidates performing creative and exciting basic and/or translational research, in any area of Immunology or interfacing fields.
Our department’s faculty members have diverse backgrounds and interests in understanding basic mechanisms of immunity and their roles in health and disease. Areas of research include autoimmunity and tolerance, cancer immunology, microbial immunity, mucosal immunology, immunometabolism, neuroimmunology, and systems immunology. Our vibrant research environment is highly interactive and collaborative, and fosters the free exchange of ideas, know-how and innovation. The Department maintains strong ties to related departments throughout Harvard University, Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals, and the Boston academic and biotechnology community.
We are committed to the success of our faculty, and provide engaged mentoring and significant resources, including a highly competitive start-up package, substantial administrative and operational support, and cutting-edge facilities for experimental and computational biology.
We consider it a core mission to educate and facilitate the training of the next generation of immunologists with diverse backgrounds. The successful candidate will have opportunities to teach and mentor exceptional graduate and medical students, to become a member of the training faculty in the PhD Program in Immunology, and to participate in other topic-specific PhD programs within the Harvard Integrated Life Sciences (HILS) system.
We are committed to a diverse faculty, and aim to bring together a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and life experiences. We encourage applications from anyone who would enrich our research and educational missions. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration 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.

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

Application Instructions:
To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV (with complete list of publications), email addresses for letters of recommendation of three references, and a research statement that includes:
1. a concise overview of your research background and accomplishments (one page), starting with a highlight of your two most important discoveries.
2. an explanation of why you have chosen your area of focus (one half page)
3. a description of your proposed future research, with your vision for the key questions you intend to tackle, as well as specific plans for the initial focus of your lab (4 pages incl. figures)

Please also upload:
1. a statement on teaching/mentoring (maximum 1 page)
2. a statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion (maximum 1 page)
Upon final submission of your application materials, references will be automatically invited via email to upload their letters of support.

The deadline for applications is October 10, 2023.

Applications received after this date are not guaranteed a review.


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