Curriculum Fellow in Genetics and Genomics

Institution: Harvard Medical School
Location: Boston, MA
Category: Faculty - Science
Type: Full Time

The Harvard Medical School Curriculum Fellows Program (CFP) welcomes applications for a Curriculum Fellow in Genetics and Genomics. 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 2019 CF cohort announcement available on our website (


Specific responsibilities of the Curriculum Fellow in Genetics and Genomics:

· Work with HMS faculty to manage, update, and create aspects of the HMS graduate genetics curriculum, including the Program in Genetics and Genomics (PGG).

· Participate in the administration and planning of Genetics 201, an introductory course taken by ~70 first-year graduate students.

· Organize and oversee an intensive, hands-on laboratory-based “boot camp” each January.

· Organize and oversee multiple nanocourses, which are two-day courses that teach transferrable skills and update the community on the latest techniques and discoveries.

· Participate as a member of the steering committee of the Program in Genetics and Genomics training grant, working with faculty and students to manage and create welcome events, monthly meetings, and the program’s annual symposium.


Qualifications, job skills, and competencies:

· A Ph.D. in Genetics 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.

· Training in quantitative and computational biology and postdoctoral research experience is relevant but not required.


The CF’s appointment is renewable annually for a maximum of three years, and is non-tenure-track. Fellows are appointed as research associates, with possible promotion to the rank of Lecturer contingent on experience and performance.



To apply:

Multiple CF positions are currently open at Harvard Medical School. These are listed at the CFP web site – Qualified candidates are welcome to apply for more than one of these positions with a single application. The ideal start date for the Curriculum Fellow in Genetics and Genomics is on or before June 1, 2019 at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. Candidates will be interviewed by phone or Skype before selections are made for on-campus interviews.


Applicants should email a single PDF document containing:

(1) a letter of application that clearly identifies the specific curriculum fellow position or positions to which you are applying, including your interest in and qualifications for the position

(2) a curriculum vitae

(3) a statement of teaching philosophy

Address emails to, attention Dr. Bradley Coleman, Co-Director of the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program. Include the names and contact information of three references, who will be contacted during the review process. The review of applications will begin Tuesday, February 19th, 2019.


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.



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