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  • Curriculum Fellow in Cell Biology

    Curriculum Fellow in Cell Biology

    Institution: Location: Category: Type:

    Harvard Medical School Boston, MA
    Faculty - Science
    Full Time

    Harvard Medical School’s Curriculum Fellows Program (CFP) is pleased to announce a full-time Curriculum Fellow position in the Department of Cell Biology. This is an exciting opportunity to work with faculty members within the Department of Cell Biology to develop, implement, and research novel training opportunities for Cell Biology graduate students.

    The CFP is a postdoctoral service and training program focused on curriculum development, teaching, and educational programming in the biological and biomedical sciences. Curriculum Fellows work closely with members of the HMS faculty and administration to develop, deploy, and evaluate evidence-based graduate training. Fellows also receive mentorship and career advising to support their development as educators and help them succeed in a variety of education-focused careers. More detailed information about the Curriculum Fellows Program and the role of a CF can be found in the 2021 CF cohort announcement available on our website.

    The primary responsibility of the Curriculum Fellow in Cell Biology will be to develop and support graduate-level curriculum in the Department of Cell Biology and to support a major NIGMS-funded T32 training grant: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Dynamics (MCD2).

    Responsibilities include:

    • Working with faculty course directors and the PI of the MCD2 training grant to manage and innovate courses offered by the Department of Cell Biology.

    • Participating in the administration and planning of Cell Biology 201, a course that is required for all first-year students in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) graduate program.

    • Organizing and overseeing multiple short courses, including nanocourses (two-day courses that teach transferrable skills and update the community on the latest techniques and discoveries) and a two-week course in experimental design, platforms, and analytics.

    • Collecting and analyzing student academic and career outcomes data to formally evaluate the MCD2 training program.

    • Preparing components of annual progress reports for the T32 training grant, administrative supplement applications to drive program innovation, and the competing renewal application for the T32 program.

    • Working with faculty and students to develop and manage para-curricular activities that serve MCD2 training goals.

      Qualifications, job skills, and competencies:

    • Ph.D. in Cell Biology or a closely related area by the time of appointment.

    • Prior experience or demonstrated interest in teaching.

    • Outstanding writing and organizational skills.

    • Demonstrated capacity for independence, perseverance, and innovation, as well as the ability to work as part of a team.

      Fellowships are intended for early-career scientist-educators. The CF appointment is renewable annually for a maximum of three years and is non-tenure-track. Fellows are appointed as Research Fellows and typically earn promotion to the rank of Lecturer during the term of the fellowship. The ideal start date for the Curriculum Fellow in Cell Biology is shortly after August 1st, 2021. The current COVID-19 restrictions in place at Harvard Medical School mean this position is likely to begin remotely, but fellows will be expected to work in person in Boston, MA when this becomes possible.

      To apply:

      Applicants should provide an application package that includes a cover letter that describes your interest in and qualifications for this position, a CV, a teaching statement, and the names and contact information of three professional references. The teaching statement is an opportunity to describe your philosophy of teaching in the context of your own experiences. Submissions will be evaluated according to the guidelines found on our website. A discussion of diversity, equity and inclusion is an important component of the teaching statement.

      Address emails to, attention Dr. Bradley Coleman, Director of the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program. Review of applications will begin on May 17th and will continue until the position is filled.

    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.

  • Laboratory Technician - Danial Lab

    A technician position is available in the laboratory of Nika Danial, PhD, at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School. 


    This position will assist scientists in performing scientific research of varying complexity. Duties include basic molecular biology and cell biology techniques and working with laboratory mice. Basic procedures include but are not limited to pipetting; cell and tissue culture, handling of small laboratory animals, etc. There will be continuous learning opportunities and the position will be a good stepping stone for those interested in biomedical research.


    • Assisting postdocs and students with cell based assays, which will involve maintenance of cell lines, isolation of primary cells from mouse tissue, and flow cytometry.
    • Assisting with biochemical techniques such as protein purification and quantification, enzyme assays and metabolite measurements.
    • Assisting with molecular biology techniques such as plasmid purification and bacterial transformation.
    • Maintenance of Danial Lab animal (laboratory mouse) colony, including weaning, tail biopsies, DNA preparation and genotyping by PCR.
    • Maintenance of Danial lab animal protocols.
    • Placing orders for the purchase of lab consumables.


    • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree with scientific specialty is required.  
    • Must be willing to work with laboratory mice.
    • Previous experience working in a medical or scientific research setting is preferred. 
    • Must be self-motivated and an independent worker with excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
    • At least two years of commitment is required.


    Please email CV to

  • Assistant Professor in Cell Biology position at Boston Children's Hospital (tenure-track)

    The Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine (PCMM) at Boston Children’s Hospital in partnership with the Department of Cell Biology at the Blavatnik Institute of Harvard Medical School invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We welcome applicants with a PhD and/or MD or equivalent degree and a record of outstanding research productivity.

    PCCM offers a vibrant research community, with many opportunities for interactions within the broader Harvard and Longwood Medical Area community. Successful candidates will direct independent research programs at PCMM and participate in our teaching mission. This appointment provides a highly competitive start-up package and access to cutting-edge facilities.

    PCCM is seeking innovative scientists with expertise and interests to complement and enhance our broad efforts in cell biology, cancer, immunology, inflammation, infectious diseases, and vascular biology. We welcome individuals who bring complementary approaches from other disciplines including bioengineering, computational and structural biology, and physical sciences.

    To apply please provide a cover letter addressed to Prof. Tom Kirchhausen, Chair, Search Committee, together with curriculum vitae, reprints of key publications, three reference letters, and a two-page statement of research interests including previous contributions and future research plans to:

    Tom Kirchhausen, Chair, PCMM-CB Search Committee

    We encourage you to apply by April 16, 2021. All references must be submitted by April 23, 2021. Applications received after this deadline may or may not be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications may not be reviewed if incomplete.

    For questions or support with submitting your application, please contact:

    Dr. James Falvo
    Scientific Administrative Director/Research Operations Manager
    Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine
    Boston Children’s Hospital

    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.

  • Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Fellow

    The Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School is seeking a Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Fellow. The postdoctoral fellow will work with a team of scientists who study the role of metabolism in cancer, obesity, aging, and immune function. 

    The job responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

    • Leading the development and optimization of state-of-the-art mass spectrometry methods to identify small molecule metabolites
    • Work with lab members and collaborators to help design effective experiments, assist with metabolite extractions, analyze samples, and interpret and communicate results 
    • Monitor instrument performance and diagnose performance issues, and store associated data
    • Maintain mass spectrometry instrumentation and the associated analytical software 
    • Implement new methods and approaches within our analytical pipeline as necessary

    Job requirements:

    • PhD in Analytical Chemistry or related fields 
    • Direct hands-on experience with sample preparation and analysis to detect small molecule metabolites from complex biological matrices 
    • Experience with chromatography and MS method development, strong familiarity and aptitude with LC and MS instrumentation, and experience in mass spectrometry data analysis and software 
    • Knowledge of bioanalytical principles, separation science, mass spectrometry and small molecule characterization
    • Strong computer skills and experience with software-driven metabolite profiling (Thermo Scientific TraceFinder, Compound Discoverer, Agilent MassHunter)
    • Candidate must be highly organized with excellent time management skills, the ability to multi-task, effectively manage changing priorities and remain calm under pressure
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to liaise with internal and external MS users in a collaborative, international multi-disciplinary team environment
    • Highly detail oriented with a critical eye for optimizing workflows 

    If you are interested in this exciting career opportunity to work with the vibrant community of Cell Biologists at Harvard Medical School, please email a cover letter and CV including the names and contact information for three references to and

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    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.