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Assistant Professorships in Systems Biology at Harvard University closed

Harvard University has a large and growing systems biology community composed of faculty, fellows, and trainees, housed at several locations across the Boston area. This year, faculty positions are available in four locations. Applications for positions at the rank of assistant professor (tenure track) are especially encouraged, but exceptional candidates for associate professor (untenured) positions may also be considered.


1. The FAS Center for Systems Biology (http://sysbio.harvard.edu/csb/) on the Cambridge campus has two positions available and is particularly interested to hire in the field of microbial evolution & ecology and the field of physical properties of biological systems, but will consider outstanding candidates in other fields. Each new faculty member will hold an academic appointment in a participating department, such as Molecular and Cellular Biology or Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. Access to Harvard facilities including the Center's own Core Resource, the Center for Nanoscale Systems, the Center for Brain Science, and the Broad Institute will provide opportunities for collaborative research and technology development.


2. The MGH Center for Systems Biology (http://csb.mgh.harvard.edu/) has one position available. This position is a joint appointment with the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School. The candidate will work in close proximity to MD and PhD scientists with strong research programs in human disease.  He/she will have the opportunity to establish collaborations with MGH clinicians, and with researchers and technology programs at the Broad Institute. Areas of special interest include: how disease-causing mutations perturb cellular networks to yield disease phenotypes; identification of network nodes that may be novel drug targets; epigenetics and disease; gene-environment interactions; using computational methods, quantitation, statistics, modeling and analysis of large data sets to understand mechanisms of complex disease, and to translate this understanding into new diagnostic methods, treatments, or prevention strategies. Expertise at analyzing (and/or generating) large data sets to investigate biological pathways and networks, using model organism or human samples, would be especially welcome.


3. The Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School (http://sysbio.med.harvard.edu/) has two positions available. Special interests include systematic, quantitative and/or theoretical approaches to the following biological areas: variation in gene expression and function (such as variation in transcriptional control, translational control, protein degradation or protein modification); proteomics, particularly mass spectrometry; human genetics and population genetics; pharmacology, physiology and metabolism. 


4. The Harvard Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering (http://hibie.harvard.edu/).  This position is a joint appointment with the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School. The special focus of this recruitment is Synthetic Biology, i.e. using genetic engineering and nanotechnology to build programmable self assembling materials, biological factories or integrated multifunctional living microdevices.  The successful candidate will become a member of a new interdisciplinary research institute composed of experimentalists, theoreticians and clinicians from Harvard University, its affiliated hospitals, and other academic institutions in the Boston/Cambridge area.  The Institute's central focus is research and advanced technology development and translation in the field of biologically inspired engineering.


Applications are due by December 1, 2008.
Please submit a curriculum vitae, research proposal (≤5 pages), summary of previous research accomplishments (≤2 pages), and PDFs of ≤3 publications to http://www.lsdiv.harvard.edu/csb/facultysearch/. All files must be submitted electronically in PDF or Word format. During the application process you will be asked to give the e-mail addresses of at least three colleagues who have agreed to write letters of recommendation for you. You will also need to state which position you are interested in, or whether you are interested in more than one.


Applications from, or nominations of, women and minority candidates are encouraged. Harvard University and the Massachusetts General Hospital are affirmative action/equal opportunity employers

posted 2008.10.17