Assistant/Associate Professor of Cell Biology

Harvard University

United States




Title Assistant/Associate 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 an Assistant or Associate Professor tenure-track position. We are seeking researchers who define and address fundamental areas in cell biology, ranging from biochemical and genetic analysis of complex subcellular processes to organismal processes with cellular foundations. Our interests span a diverse range of areas, including cellular, molecular, and structural biology, biochemistry, and organismal neurobiology. We are also interested in researchers who are developing innovative approaches and new technologies to explore and visualize dynamic cell biological processes.

We offer a supportive and inclusive community, and we are committed to building a diverse faculty. Our vibrant research environment is highly interactive, and we encourage and foster collaborative efforts. We are committed to the success of our faculty, and we provide engaged mentoring and significant resources, including a highly competitive start-up package; substantial administrative and operational support; world-class, faculty-driven programs in proteomics, light and cryo-electron microscopy, and computational image analysis; and outstanding core facilities that include gene editing platforms, high-throughput small molecule/genetic screening, and molecular interactions/biophysics resources.

A core mission of ours is to educate and mentor the next generation of scientists to succeed in a wide variety of careers. Our successful candidate will become a member of the training faculty in the umbrella Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) program, the largest of Harvard University’s biology Ph.D. programs, and will typically participate in additional, topic-specific graduate programs within the Harvard Integrated Life Sciences (HILS) system.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a final submission deadline of October 15, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time).
Basic Qualifications
Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degree.
Additional Qualifications  
Special Instructions
To apply, please upload:

    • Cover letter


  • CV, including mentoring and teaching experiences
  • Statement of research, uploaded as a single PDF (3 pages). The statement should describe past research accomplishments (1 page) and future research plans (2 pages). Figures (up to 1 page, including figure legends) and references do not count against the page limits.
  • Diversity, inclusion, and belonging statement (up to 1 page). Please describe past, current, and anticipated future contributions towards encouraging diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including experiences and/or professional skills that would enhance campus efforts.
  • Up to 3 research publications, published preprints, and/or submitted preprints/manuscripts
  • Email addresses of three references. After you have finalized and approved the submission of your application materials, references will be notified automatically via email with instructions on how to upload their letters of support. Reference letters will also be reviewed on a rolling basis. All letters must be uploaded by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Sunday, October 29, 2023.
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)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research
  4. Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Publication
  2. Publication 2
  3. Publication 3

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