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Assistant Professor

The Ragon Institute, together with The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is seeking outstanding scientists for tenured or tenure-track faculty positions with a start date of July 1, 2019, or on a mutually agreeable date thereafter.   The successful candidate will be based at the Ragon Institute where they will serve as a Group Leader, and will hold a primary tenure-track appointment within an appropriate department at MIT.   The Institute has its own recently renovated building located at the heart of MIT.   The Ragon Institute was officially established in February 2009 as a joint institute involving faculty from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), MIT and Harvard University with a dual mission: to contribute to the accelerated discovery of an HIV/AIDS vaccine and to establish itself as a world leader in the collaborative study of immunology.

Candidates should demonstrate a track record of exceptional achievement in basic or translational research and the potential to develop an outstanding independent research program that supports the Institute's ultimate goal of harnessing the immune system to prevent and cure human diseases.   In particular, we are looking for innovative scientists with unique virology or immunology expertise as well as creative individuals who bring novel complementary approaches from other disciplines, including engineering, physical sciences, computational and structural biology, which can synergize with ongoing basic and translational research efforts at the Ragon Institute.   Candidates whose interests intersect or complement vaccine design and development are strongly encouraged to apply.   Expertise in the HIV field is not required.

Candidates must have an M.D., Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent degree by the start of employment.   The search is for a candidate to be hired at the assistant professor level; however, under special circumstances, a senior faculty appointment with tenure is possible.   The successful candidate will be provided with a generous start-up package to complement outstanding laboratory and office space, as well as access to state of the art core facilities including advanced flow cytometry, microscopy, BSL-3 facilities and an extensive clinical specimen repository.   The successful candidate will be expected to build and maintain an internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program complemented by substantial support from Institute funds.   We particularly seek individuals whose expertise complements existing programs at the Ragon Institute.   The candidate should possess the ability to work collaboratively with other scientists, in addition to the scholarly qualities required to mentor doctoral students in the graduate programs at MIT.   Academic rank will be determined in accordance with the successful candidate's experience and productivity.   MIT faculty duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, research, and supervision of student research.

Interested candidates should submit application materials electronically at   Each application should include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three or more references, a strategic statement of research interests, and a statement of teaching interests.   Each candidate must arrange for reference letters to be uploaded at

Questions should be addressed to   Applications received by December 14, 2018 will be given priority.

Please see the Ragon Institute website for more information on this position.

With MIT's strong commitment to diversity in engineering and science education, research, and practice we especially encourage minorities and women to apply.

MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


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