The Eaton-Peabody Laboratories (EPL) at Massachusetts Eye and Ear (MEE) and the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) at Harvard Medical School seek applications from researchers with expertise in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, and related fields to lead a world-class research laboratory and train the next generation of leading scientists in our field. EPL is among the world’s largest and longest-standing auditory research centers, with 16 independent federally funded laboratories working on the full scope of hearing research, from stereocilia to cortical interneurons, and from basic science to clinical research in human subjects. EPL’s newly renovated lab space occupies ~15,000 square feet on the main campus of MEE in the heart of Boston, packaging the resources and infrastructure of a top academic research center into an active hospital setting. EPL Investigators work closely with their clinician-scientist colleagues and collaborate with other OHNS laboratories studying the vestibular system, olfaction, head and neck cancer, and speech motor control. EPL Investigators hold faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School and are heavily involved in mentoring graduate students and fellows enrolled in Harvard and MIT training programs, especially the Harvard PhD Program in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology.
The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of achievement in basic science research and an innovative plan for future studies. The successful candidate will be offered a generous startup package including recently renovated laboratory space and the commitment of EPL engineering resources to facilitate all manner of auditory experiments. While a background in auditory system research is encouraged, applicants able to leverage their background in a related field to catalyze progress and collaboration in hearing research are also encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit a single PDF file that includes: 1) a cover letter, 2) CV, 3) statement on research accomplishments and future research plans, 4) statement on teaching/mentoring approach, and 5) contact information for three references to EPL-FacultySearch@meei.harvard.edu. The search committee will request letters separately for short-listed candidates. The application deadline is November 1, 2023, though late applications may also be considered if the position is not filled. Any inquiries about the search or position can be sent to the email address above.
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