Tenure-track Assistant Professorship

Qualified candidates are invited to apply for an open-field Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2017. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. All applications and  materials must be submitted by October 15, 2016, via the ARIeS portal at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7065. Additional information regarding this position can be found at the above link.

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Upcoming Events

2016 Oct 21

Satoshi Maeda

4:15pm to 5:15pm


Pfizer Lecture Hall

Professor Satoshi Maeda, Hokkaido University.  "Development of Automated Reaction Path Search Methods Toward Systematic Understanding of Design of Organic Reactions."  Merck-Banyu Lectureship Award.

2016 Oct 24

Matthew Shair

4:15pm to 6:15pm


Prizer Lecture Hall

Professor Matthew Shair, Harvard University. "Mediator Kinase Inhibition as a Therapeutic Approach to Cancer."  Special Departmental Lecture.

2016 Oct 26

Suzanne Bart

4:15pm to 5:15pm


MIT, Room 4-370

Professor Suzanne Bart, Purdue University.  "Manipulation of Redox Properties of F-Block Elements Using Redox-Active Ligands."  Harvard/MIT Inorganic Chemistry Seminar.


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Welcome to Harvard University’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB). We are proud to continue our department’s rich tradition of research and scholarship in the molecular sciences. Our research activities in CCB span the core disciplines of organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry and the interdisciplinary frontiers of the life and physical sciences.

Latest News

Sunney Xie joins the National Academy of Medicine

Sunney Xie joins the National Academy of Medicine

October 19, 2016

Congratulations to Professor Sunney Xie, just elected to the National Academy of Medicine! Membership is a recognition of his outstanding professional achievements in biophysical chemistry and commitment to service in the fields of health and medicine. Xie was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2011 and was honored with the Albany Prize in Medicine in 2015, and is a two-time recipient of the NIH Pioneer Award.

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