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Curriculum Fellow in Genetics and Genomics

Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Position Description:

The primary roles of the Curriculum Fellow in Genetics and Genomics will be to support Genetics 201, an introductory genetics course taken by ~70 first-year graduate students and lead and support several aspects of the Program in Genetics and Genomics, a graduate track within the Biological and Biomedical Sciences PhD Program at Harvard Medical School.

Specific responsibilities of the Curriculum Fellow in Genetics and Genomics:
  • Lead the administration of Genetics 201, an introductory genetics course taken by ~70 first-year graduate students, including maintenance of online learning platforms (Canvas), Teaching Assistant/Teaching Fellow training, and workflow management of problem set writing and grading.
  • Lead several aspects of the Program in Genetics and Genomics (PGG): (1) plan and execute annual PGG welcome meetings, symposia, student-led talks, relevant workshops and other programming that aligns with the mission of PGG; (2) update and maintain the PGG website (; (3) assist the PGG director in preparation of the training grant renewal; (4) serve as a member of the PGG steering committee.
  • Participate as a member of the HMS Genetics department committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
  • Organize, oversee and evaluate the success of an intensive, hands-on laboratory-based “boot camp” each January.
  • Organize, oversee, and evaluate the success of at least two nanocourses, multiple-day courses that teach transferrable skills and update the community on the latest techniques and discoveries, per academic year.
  • Collaborate with HMS faculty and students to create, manage, and update aspects of the HMS graduate genetics curriculum, including for both new and existing courses.


  • A Ph.D. in Genetics or a closely related area by the time of appointment.
  • Prior experience or demonstrated interest in teaching.
  • Outstanding writing, organizational and event planning skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity for independence, perseverance, innovation and teamwork.
  • Training in quantitative and computational biology is relevant but not required.

To Apply:


Only complete applications submitted by the relevant deadline will receive a full review. The deadline to apply is February 4, 2023.

Required materials to submit with your application.

  • A cover letter that addresses your interest in and qualifications for the position.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A teaching statement following our Teaching Statement Guidelines: The teaching statement is an opportunity to describe your philosophy of teaching in the context of your own experiences. A discussion of diversity, equity and inclusion is an important component of the teaching statement.
  • The names and contact information of three professional references.

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