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Assistant/Associate Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts

Position Description:
The Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases (IID) 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 academic rank will be determined in accordance with the successful candidate's experience and productivity. IID faculty research is primarily focused on gut microbiome, parasite, and immune interactions at barrier surfaces. The successful applicant will hold a PhD and/or MD degree and will have a record of outstanding productivity in an area of microbiome studies and/or immunology, including parasitology. 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. Generous start-up packages and state-of-the-art research facilities will be available. IID has particular interest in recruiting individuals with research programs in the following areas:

  • Microbiome-host interactions and microbiome-parasite interactions
  • Mechanisms of disease pathogenesis and/or immune control in infectious diseases and infection models
  • Systems biology/chemical biology approaches, applied at a mechanistic level, to problems of host-microbiome interactions at barrier sites

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Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD and/or MD with at least three years of postdoctoral training.

To Apply:
Application materials must be submitted by 5pm on February 1, 2018. Please submit online:

Contact Information
Marie Richard
Director of Administration
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
665 Huntington Avenue, SPH 1, room 807
Boston, MA 02115

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.