Faculty Search for Assistant or Associate Professor

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Harvard Medical School Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology



The Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology (BCMP) at Harvard Medical School invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We are seeking an outstanding, creative scientist working within the broad arena of chemical biology to join our Department.

The Department of BCMP and Harvard Medical School provide exceptional scientific and scholarly resources, as well as a family-friendly and supportive environment in which to perform innovative research.  BCMP faculty have diverse backgrounds and interests in molecules and mechanisms, and their roles in health and disease.  Our molecular mechanistic research is organized around the application of molecular, structural, and chemical approaches to the understanding of form and function in biology. The Department strongly encourages team science and interdisciplinary work, and also has strong ties across Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals and the Boston biomedical community.  Laboratory space for the successful candidate will be located in a central research building on the Harvard Medical School campus.

In addition to a focus on research innovation, BCMP has a strong commitment to the teaching and mentoring of trainees.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach and mentor exceptional graduate students from a diverse range of programs, including the umbrella Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) PhD Program and more topic specific programs such as the Chemical Biology and Biophysics graduate programs.  

Candidates must have a PhD, MD, or an equivalent graduate degree. We are committed to building a diverse faculty and strongly encourage applications from women and from those of underrepresented groups. 

To apply, please submit to the Harvard web portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/11425):

1. Cover letter

2. CV (including bibliography)

3. Statement of Research. This statement should include the following three sections:

i. a description of research accomplishments (one page maximum)

ii. summary of your future research interests and long-term goals (three pages maximum)

iii. a brief big picture view of your chosen field that highlights the important unanswered questions and opportunities in the field (500-words maximum)

4. Statement on how you will/have promoted diversity, inclusion and belonging (one page maximum)

5. Statement on teaching and mentoring (one page maximum).

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2022. References will only be notified by email to upload letters of support once you have submitted all of your application materials. Please ensure that your references (at least 3 and no more than 5) upload their support letters promptly. Application materials received after October 15 are not guaranteed a review.

We are an 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.