Every Fellow will receive competitive pay and startup funding. Fellows will have many opportunities to interact with each other as well as other research fellows at Harvard, and will also be encouraged to teach small courses in their fields of expertise. In addition, each Fellow will have the support of a mentoring committee consisting of three faculty members interested in that fellow's field of research.
We are especially interested in versatile candidates with broad-ranging scientific interests and a taste for collaboration. To that end, we look to appoint fellows in three areas: the Life Sciences, the Physical Sciences, and Imaging.
The initial term for each Fellowship in the Life Sciences is three years, and carries an expectation of extension by a further two years. Each Fellow appointed in the Life Sciences will receive internal funding for a lab group of up to three people and will be affiliated with one of the five life sciences departments within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences: Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Human Evolutionary Biology, and Chemistry and Chemical Biology. The scientists in the program use approaches from many disciplines to investigate problems in biology, including biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science and engineering.
The initial term for each Fellowship in the Physical Sciences is two years with the expectation of an additional one year extension. Each fellow appointed in the Physical Sciences will be affiliated with one of the following Faculty of Arts and Sciences departments: Astronomy/Astrophysics, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Earth & Planetary Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics.
The term for each Fellowship in Imaging is three years, and carries an expectation of extension by a further two years. Each fellow appointed in Imaging will be affiliated with the Center for Advanced Imaging at Harvard University and receive funds to run an independent research group. The Center works to develop novel imaging methods that enable direct visualization of the molecular interactions and networks inside cells, organisms and animals; bridge major gaps in imaging; and apply these new technologies to solving biological problems. Fellows will also be affiliated with one of the following Faculty of Arts and Sciences departments: Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Physics, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, or Human Evolutionary Biology.