External Jobs & Announcements

- Announcements, External Events & Job Opportunities -

This page is used to advertise non-OPF Events and Announcements that may be of interest to our community. We also post job opportunities received from our colleagues and partners outside of Harvard Medical School.  Please contact us if you wish to have an announcement, event or job listing posted here.

Announcements and External Events

Science Shaping Our World-SHOW: Scientist Entrepreneur Series: Bringing High-tech to Healthcare | Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017 | Time: 5:30PM – 9:00 PM | Location: 1 Autumn Street, Auditorium B, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, Registration fee: $15.00 USD. Register and complete details at: www.showapril2017.eventbrite.com

Boston Biomedical Innovation Center “Fast Pitch for Funding’ – Thursday, April 27 | 10:00am-12:00pm | Boston Children's Hospital Karp Research Building, 1 Blackfan Circle , 4th Floor Atrium, Boston, MA 02115 | Fast Pitch for Funding is an event hosted by the Boston Biomedical Innovation Center, that provides you the opportunity to pitch a team of experts on your research. You will receive immediate feedback with the opportunity to apply for our grant programs which can provide up to $350,000 per project, business coaching, and project management

Nanocourse: The Role of NMR in Screening, Drug Discovery, and Lead Optimization | First Session: Thurs, May 4, 2017 | 12:30-5:00pm in TMEC 227 | Second Session: Thurs, May 11, 2017, 1:00-4:00pm in Countway L2-025 | Session 1 is open to all students, post-docs, faculty, and staff. Session 2 is only open to participants who register for the course by Mon, May 1, 2017 at 9am EDT. For additional course and registration information, see https://nanosandothercourses.hms.harvard.edu/node/425

HMS/HSDM CV & Narrative Workshop | Wednesday, May 3 | 12:00-1:30pm | One Brigham Circle 4-002B (CFDD) | This seminar, presented by Bethany Westlund, PhD, Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs, Harvard Medical School, will discuss the guidelines and sections of the HMS/HSDM CV & Narrative. The criteria for successfully navigating the promotions process at Harvard Medical School will be reviewed followed by an opportunity for Q&A.

Consulting Panel Discussion: Participating Companies: Bain & Company, Booz Allen Hamilton, Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey & Company | Time: Thursday, May 4, 6:00-8:00pm | Location: Northwest Labs, B103. 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138 (map) | RSVP required: https://goo.gl/forms/enby3uEJmCPWDAmn2

Summer 2017 Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab
Applications Now Open | Deadline: May 8 | The Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab offers Harvard faculty, alumni, students, and postdoctoral scholars who are leading high-potential, early-stage, life sciences and biotech startups all the resources they need to take their ventures to the next level of development. The Life Lab is an "IP free zone" and membership is available on a month-to-month basis at below market rates | To learn more, email lifelab@harvard.edu or sign up for a prospective team tour here.

Call for Submissions: Poster Presenter Application Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day 2017, June 1, 2017 | Deadline:  May 8, 2017 | In order to present a Poster, you must complete the attached application form (below) and submit it to the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center to jgoldberg@umassp.edu.

Job Opportunities

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Postdoc Position at Wellesley College: The Klepac-Ceraj Lab at Wellesley College is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate to run an NIH-funded Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program that will explore how gut and salivary microbiomes mediate exposure-brain-cognition/behavior relationships in a large (n~1100) and well-characterized pediatric cohort. Candidates must have a PhD in computer science, bioinformatics, physics, microbial ecology, or a related quantitative field. Preferred qualifications for this position include experience designing software applications to retrieve and analyze large datasets, background in statistics, and strong writing skills. The candidate should be creative, independent, and have an ability to communicate effectively with undergraduate research students and collaborators.Start date is negotiable (Summer/Fall 2017), the position includes competitive salary, benefits, and travel budget. To apply, please e-mail Vanja (vklepacc@wellesley.edu) with a cover letter stating how your research interests are related to this position, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references. (4.24.17)

The Harvard/MGH Center on Genomics, Vulnerable Populations, and Health Disparities is seeking a highly qualified, full-time senior Project Director to assist the Director in implementing a large portfolio of ongoing research addressing the health of minority and other underserved communities, with a particular focus on the intersection of genomic medicine/research and health disparities. For more information, please visit our website: http://cgvh.harvard.edu/project-director (4.21.17)

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Movement and Exercise Biology, ETH Zurich The Department of Health Sciences and Technology (www.hest.ethz.ch) of ETH Zurich invites applications for an assistant professorship with tenure track in Movement and Exercise Biology. The research area focuses on molecular, genetic, cellular or systemic mechanisms that are involved in mediating the body’s response to exercise and movement training. Please see details in PDF attached below. (4.21.17)

Astra Zeneca Postdoc Program: Offers the opportunity to carry out basic and applied research in an industrial environment, based at one of the sites in the UK, US or Sweden. The aim is to give you an excellent scientific experience, with exposure at the cutting edge of drug discovery and access to the many diverse resources at AstraZeneca. To find out more, go to https://careers.astrazeneca.com/campaigns/post-doctorate (4.20.17)


Alzforum, an open-access news and information website, is looking for a scientist to join our team as a full-time database curator. Alzforum is dedicated to accelerating discovery in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related disorders. We report on the latest scientific findings, promote discussion among scientists, and provide tools and resources for the research community. The database curator is responsible for the ongoing curation and management of scientific databases that serve the neurodegeneration research community. The databases include information on research models, mutations, biomarkers, therapeutics, and other aspects of research on AD and related disorders. http://www.alzforum.org/jobs/database-curator (4.19.17)

Syros Pharmaceuticals is looking for highly qualified PhD level scientists with 0-2 years of postdoctoral experience for a position with advanced training and transition into a leadership role in the Pharmaceutical industry. We are a clinical stage company currently focused in the areas of oncology, epigenomics and gene regulation. To apply: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57477c7fe707eb5ceafb9df6/t/58ee40...  (4.13.17)

The Department of Biological Sciences at Smith College invites applications for a non-tenure-track, full-time, one-year position at the rank of Lecturer, to begin July, 2017. Specializations should include the area of bioinformatics and molecular/cellular biochemistry. A Ph.D. in Biology or a related field is required by the time of appointment. (4.11.17)

Citizen Science is a scientific literacy program required of all first year students at Bard College, regardless of intended major.  Held in January, this intensive program introduces our students to scientific thinking by engaging them in problem-based learning classroom, computing and laboratory experiences. We are currently accepting applications from excellent scientists with a demonstrated interest in excellent undergraduate education. More information about Citizen Science can be found at our website (http://citizenscience.bard.edu/), and the job posting can be found at: https://apply.interfolio.com/41467 (4.4.17)

Weber Shandwick is looking for a young/fabulous/curious PhD who wants to try agency life and try their hand at scientific communications. About the job: The prospective candidate will be a part of team ELEMENT – a network of about 20+ PhDs who spend their time translating hard science into smart messaging and content.  Looking for a PhD from any Scientific discipline. Oncology background is preferred but flexible. Salary range would be depending on skills/experience. Interested candidates should contact Tara Murphy, Executive Vice President, Healthcare, Weber : Shandwick, at tmurphy@webershandwick.com (4.4.17)

EMD Serono is looking for a post-doctoral candidate in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology. The broad goals of this project are to study proteins involved in tumors and/or immune system. Research involves small molecule targeting of constitutively expressed oncogenes, and/or key downstream targets or regulators of their aberrant proliferative phenotype, together with detailed mechanistic studies based in cancer drug discovery.  Successful candidates should possess the PhD degree  in  molecular  biology,  cell  biology  or  relevant scientific  discipline  with  experience  in  cancer  and/or  related  research,  and  be  committed  to  the development  of a dynamic,  career in science.   If you are interested, please send your resume to Dr. Quamrul Hassan, Ph.D., Group Leader, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, EMD Serono (A business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany) at quamrul.hassan@emdserono.com.  (4.4.17)

Fall 2017 Harvard College teaching fellow (TF) opportunity for the General Education course "Science of Living Systems 26: Global Infectious Disease Challenges & Social Justice: Lessons from Science, History & Humanities" taught by Don Goldmann and Ken McIntosh. The professors are looking for a TF and a head TF who are graduate students or hold a Masters, PhD, or MD; have a strong interest in the course themes; and have experience in small group interactive teaching. TFs do NOT have to be basic or translational scientists, but some familiarity with infectious diseases, social sciences, and epidemiology will be helpful. 
Full listing at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6K9gCccLdpwWmZYY0dwXzlyZ3M/view  (3.27.17)

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