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Assistant/Associate Professor - Molecular Metabolism

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

Position Description:

The Department of Molecular Metabolism (MET) (formerly Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health invites applications for the level of assistant or associate professor. The shared interest of MET faculty is to explore metabolic biology to determine the basic mechanisms underlying the most important, non-communicable diseases affecting human health, including metabolic diseases, cancer, and neurodegeneration.

The Department of Molecular Metabolism offers a supportive and vibrant scientific community that values building a diverse faculty body.  The Department Chair is committed to junior faculty success and will work closely with the hired candidate to develop a mentorship plan. Additionally, the Offices of Faculty Affairs, Research Strategy and Development, and Research Administration, together with mentors and academic departments, work in partnership to provide an individualized research development support system for each new tenure-track faculty member. Through this coordinated effort, faculty establish strong relationships with key administrative departments, receive support and guidance to navigate the funding landscape, and garner the tools and resources needed to succeed as members of the Harvard Chan School research community.

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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 the diverse population of 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.

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Please note the formal application deadline is November 1, 2020. Applications received after this deadline may or may not be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications may not be reviewed if incomplete.

For questions or support with submitting your application, please contact:
Katrina Soriano
Executive Director in the Department of Nutrition and the Department of Molecular Metabolism
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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.
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