Career Opportunity: Basic/Translational Scientist
Vincent Center for Reproductive Biology
The mission of our center is to promote research on fundamental questions in reproductive biology and women’s health.
The Vincent Center for Reproductive Biology (VCRB) in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA seeks to add a basic or translational scientist to its faculty. The VCRB comprises basic and clinical scientists whose primary research emphasis includes infertility, maternal-fetal-placental interactions, vaginal microbiome, and benign and malignant gynecological tumors of the reproductive tract. The center provides an optimal environment for individuals interested in integrating clinical, translational and basic science and have a strong desire to pursue a career in academic research.
The Mass General Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology includes a large general Ob/Gyn practice as well as clinical and research activities in maternal-fetal medicine, gynecologic oncology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Clinical research is also supported through the department’s Deborah Kelly Center for Outcomes Research. Global health OB/GYN research at Mass General focuses on surgical and reproductive health care for women in resource poor settings both domestically and abroad. Faculty also collaborate with the larger Mass General and Harvard Medical School research community and enjoy the resources of the Massachusetts General Research Institute.
Applicants should hold a PhD and/or MD or equivalent. Clinical care is not requisite for the position, and those recruited will spend at least 80% of their time focused on research. Recruitment packages will include salary and start-up support appropriate to the individual and their research activities. Successful applicants will be appropriate for appointment at the level of assistant or associate professor at Harvard Medical School and have demonstrated past or current success in obtaining independent federal or foundation funding. Research faculty are expected to advance their own research program and collaborate with and mentor other department faculty.
Mass General is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that because of diversity we excel, through inclusion we respect and through equity we serve, heal, educate and innovate. We want every person who works with us to feel like a connected and valued member of our community, encouraged to reach out for the opportunities that inspire them, and empowered to realize their greatest potential. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Address inquiries and letters of interest to: Bo Rueda, PhD, Director, Vincent Center for Reproductive Biology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Massachusetts General Hospital, c/o Jamie Murphy, THR 901, VCRB/MGH, 60 Blossom St, Boston, MA 02114 or JPMurphy1@MGH.Harvard.edu. Applicants should provide a cover letter along with a curriculum vitae, a description of their research program, including future directions, and names of at least three references along with their contact information.