Job Description

Assistant/Associate Professor of Environmental Epigenetics
- Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA

Description: The Department of Environmental Health, in partnership with the Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases, at the Harvard School of Public Health seeks candidates for the position of assistant or associate professor of environmental epigenetics. This is a tenure-ladder position, with academic rank to be determined in accordance with the successful candidate’s experience and productivity.

We seek individuals with expertise in epigenetics who wish to apply this discipline to the study of how environmental exposures affect health. We are particularly interested in exposures such as air pollution, metals, and organic chemicals, but the department’s research is broad. We welcome candidates with experience in evaluating intermediate biomarkers of effect and in examining the molecular basis for the observed associations between environmental exposures and health, especially respiratory, cardiovascular and reproductive/developmental endpoints.

The successful candidate will benefit from secondary affiliation with the Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases, generous start-up packages and state-of-the-art research facilities.

Qualifications: Successful applicants will hold a PhD and/or MD degree (or equivalent graduate degree) and will have a record of outstanding productivity in an area that complements the existing research and training goals of the department. The candidate should possess the ability to work collaboratively with other scientists, to develop an independent research program, and to participate in teaching graduate-level courses, and the scholarly qualities required to mentor doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows. 

Application Details: Please send a letter of application, including a statement of current and future research interests, curriculum vitae, sample publications, and the names of four referees to the following address. Applicants should ask their four referees to write independently to this address. The electronic submission of application documents to the email below is welcome.

Chair, Search Committee for Assistant/Associate Professor of Environmental Epigenetics
c/o Barbara Zuckerman
Harvard School of Public Health
Department of Environmental Health
665 Huntington Avenue, Building 1, Room 1301
Boston, MA 02115 

Email: [email protected]

Harvard University is committed to increasing representation of women and minority members among its faculty and particularly encourages applications from such candidates.

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Contact: Barbara Zuckerman

More Information: Harvard School of Public Health

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