John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellowship in Life Sciences

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Harvard University seeks applicants in the life sciences for appointment as a John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellow. The Fellow will be housed in the Northwest Science Building and affiliated with one of the Life Science departments in FAS. The environment is an intensively collaborative, interdisciplinary center, where scientists from a wide variety of backgrounds study cellular pathways and networks, with the goal of finding general principles underlying the structure, behavior and evolution of cells and organisms.

The program seeks to appoint researchers who have completed a PhD within twelve months of their appointment, and aims to give fellows the opportunity to pursue their own independent research agenda. This fellow appointment will be for a three-year term, with the expectation that it will be extended by two years after review.

This appointment is expected to begin on or after October 31, 2019.

For more information about the Fellows program and this position, visit our website at

Basic Qualifications Doctorate required by the time the appointment begins. Applicants who have received their PhD prior to November 1, 2018 are not eligible.
Additional Qualifications
Special Instructions Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal no later than 11:59pm EST Thursday, February 28, 2019.
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Research Proposal including a summary of previous research accomplishments (up to 5 pages total)
4. PDFs of up to 3 publications
5. References – 3 required
During the application process, you will be asked to give the names and email addresses of at least three references who will be contacted by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Please allow at least 1 week for your references to upload their letters. References must be received by the deadline.

Please note: the application is considered complete only when at least 3 reference letters have been received.

All files must be submitted electronically in PDF format.

Applicants who have received their PhD prior to November 1, 2018 are not eligible.

Contact Information Linda Kefalas
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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.

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