Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

Harvard University

United States

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

School Harvard Medical School

Department/Area Cell Biology

Position Description

The Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with demonstrated potential for creativity and excellence. Applicants in all areas of cell biology, ranging from mechanistic analysis of cellular processes to development, function, and dynamics of complex biological systems, are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will direct independent research and participate in graduate and medical school teaching. Our department offers a vibrant research community, with many opportunities for interactions within the broader Harvard and Longwood Medical Area community. This appointment provides a highly competitive start-up package and access to cutting-edge facilities, including advanced light and electron microscopy, computational image analysis, mass spectrometry, and high-throughput small molecule and genetic screening.


Additional information about the Department of Cell Biology can be found at


Basic Qualifications
Candidates must have a PhD or MD/PhD with a record of outstanding research productivity.


Additional Qualifications

Special Instructions
Please upload your CV, cover letter, a three-page statement of research (consisting of a one-page summary of past research accomplishments and a two-page summary of future research plans), a 300-word max summary of your most significant manuscript or published article, and the email addresses of three references. After you have finalized and approved the submission of your application materials, references will be notified automatically with instructions on how to upload their letters of support. References will have up to 2 weeks after the application deadline to submit their letters.


The deadline for completed applications is 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on Friday, October 18, 2019. All reference letters must be uploaded by 11:59 pm EST on Friday, November 1, 2019.


Contact Information
Search Committee
Department of Cell Biology
Harvard Medical School


Contact Email

Equal Opportunity Employer
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.


Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 3


Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please provide a summary (300-word maximum) of your most significant manuscript or published article.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Research
Optional Documents
  1. Publication
  2. Publication 2
  3. Publication 3

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