Opportunities @ CCB

Faculty Positions

 

1. Tenured Faculty Position 1

Qualified candidates are invited to apply for a tenured professorship in the field of theory.  The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2022.  The tenured professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  We are seeking candidates who have an outstanding research record and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. All applications and materials must be submitted, via the ARIeS portal at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10545. Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Additional information regarding this position can be found at the above link. Please visit Harvard University's Academic Recruiting to learn about open faculty positions.

2. Tenured Faculty Position 2

Qualified candidates are invited to apply for a tenured professorship in the field of theory.  The appointment is expected to begin on January 1, 2023.  The tenured professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  We are seeking candidates who have an outstanding research record and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. All applications and materials must be submitted, via the ARIeS portal at https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/11075. Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Additional information regarding this position can be found at the above link. Please visit Harvard University's Academic Recruiting to learn about open faculty positions.

3. Perceptorship

CCB seeks applications for a Preceptor in Chemistry who will be responsible for designing and supervising laboratory experiments for undergraduate students in a physical chemistry laboratory course, teaching in a quantum mechanics class, and a physical chemistry laboratory class, and the design and oversight of an ongoing undergraduate research project in the applicant’s field of interest, within the broadly defined realm of experimental chemistry. Additional information regarding this position can be found at the following link: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/4328

 

Staff Positions

 

1. Assistant Director of Graduate Studies

The Assistant Director of Graduate Studies will provide comprehensive and professional student and academic services to graduate students, undergraduates, and faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Overall responsibilities include managing the annual graduate admissions and recruitment programs, development of a successful minority student recruitment and retention strategy, acting as graduate studies advisor and manager. Acts as facilitator and liaison within and for the department on; admissions processes, financial aid, the doctoral program, student progress and records issues, and graduate student activities. Working with multiple departmental committees, develops and implements academic services and programs and implements policies for graduate students and faculty. Works as liaison and administrator supporting student-led organizations. Works closely with faculty and CCB managers to develop training programs. Responsible for CCB’s corporate recruiting program and, in partnership with the Communications and Outreach Manager, works to develop a robust alumni engagement network for current graduate students. Apply via Aspire.

2. Laboratory Manager, Balskus Lab

HHMI is currently seeking a highly motivated, experienced Laboratory Manager to manage the day-to-day operations of Dr. Emily Balskus’ Lab on-site at Harvard University.  The overarching goal of research in the Balskus Lab is to transform our understanding of microbes and microbiomes by pioneering approaches that integrate microbiology and chemistry.  By uncovering the molecular basis for microbial metabolism, their work seeks to reveal fundamental insights into microbiomes and provide innovative solutions to problems facing medicine, agriculture, and the environment.  More information about the lab can be found on their website. In this role, you will be a key contributor within the lab – serving as both the day-to-day operations ‘go-to’ person while also providing scientific support for lab members. You will be incredibly organized, team-oriented, have a genuine interest in science administration, and have a strong desire to support the Balskus lab’s goals. Additional information and the application can be found here: HHMI Listing

 

Postdoctoral Positions

 

Individuals interested in a postdoctoral appointment should write directly to the faculty member whose research is of most interest. Each faculty member's contact information and website can be found on our faculty page. Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Current Opening:

  • Title: Postdoctoral Fellow for the Liau-Peled Lab
  • Desicription: We are looking for a talented organic chemist interested in pursuing postdoctoral research at the interface of synthetic chemistry, chemoproteomics, and cancer biology to join our collaborative team in the near future. This postdoc position is joint and co-mentored between the Bar-Peled lab and the Liau lab as part of a collaboration. The postdoc’s primary workspace will be housed in the Liau lab. Familiarity and/or training in any aspect of chemical biology is a plus but not required. This postdoc position would involve synthesis and optimization of hits from chemoproteomic screens (hit-to-lead) and their application to investigate biochemical and cellular systems. Enthusiasm to learn biology as well as work with and mentor others are essentials.
  • Application:  Please send a 1-page cover letter, CV, and 1-page summary of scientific research as a single PDF file to Rebecca Stillo, rstillo@fas.harvard.edu.
  • Contact: Rebecca Stillo, rstillo@fas.harvard.edu.

 

  • Title: Postdoctoral Fellow for the Myers Research Group
  • Desicription: We are seeking motivated, bright scientists to join our antibiotics drug discovery and development team in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University (Andrew G. Myers Research Group). The Fellow will evaluate the antibacterial spectra and potencies of novel antibiotic candidates by the determination of minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs); evaluate the efficacy of antibiotic candidates in vivo though murine infection models; support team scientists in designing and executing key experiments to characterize the activity profiles of lead candidates in detail (e.g., bacterial ribosome inhibition assays, resistance mechanism elucidation).
  • Application:  https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/11108
  • Contact: Joe Lavin, lavin@chemistry.harvard.edu.

 

Teaching Fellow Positions

Our department recruits for several teaching fellows (Harvard graduate students) and teaching assistants (non-graduate students) each term. A small number of course assistant positions (for Harvard undergraduates) may also be available. The application deadlines are:

Fall Term: May 1

Spring Term: October 1

Harvard graduate students may apply through the Centralized Application for Teaching Sections (CATS). Other interested candidates may apply by emailing Joe Lavin with a CV and a list of courses you are interested in teaching. Current course offerings can be viewed on the my.harvard website.