Principal Investigator
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

The Division of Surgical Sciences within the Department of Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is seeking a highly qualified Principal Investigator. The Division has approximately 30 faculty with strong programs in fundamental, translational and clinical research that include regenerative medicine, inflammation, cancer, nutrition, innate and adaptive immunity and immune mechanisms, transplantation, and vascular biology. The overall mission of this new Division, led by its Chief Richard D. Cummings, Ph.D., is to support discoveries that enhance the Department’s core mission to develop more effective approaches for promoting health, prevention of illness, and treatment of disease. The Department is led by its Chair Elliot L. Chaikof, M.D., Ph.D., and has nearly 130 faculty with outstanding contributions in patient care, research, and surgical education.

The successful candidate for this position is expected to have research interests that complement and expand upon the research within the Division, and to compete successfully for independent research funding and/or collaborate with other investigators in the Division to obtain research funding. The candidate should have a history of supporting and mentoring the research efforts of students, residents, fellows, and faculty, and will have the opportunity to play an important role in supervising residents and fellows engaged in clinical and/or basic bench research projects. A generous startup package and excellent research space are available to the successful candidate. The successful candidate will be eligible for a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor commensurate with experience, training, and achievement in the field.

BIDMC is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system of academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals with more than 4,000 physicians, biomedical researchers, and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.

More information about the Division and its faculty and Centers, and the Department of Surgery, can be found at and

A selection committee that reviews all applications is headed by Richard D. Cummings, who may be contacted at [email protected] for additional information. Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, including their research plans and potential references, along with a letter of interest online at Please respond to requisition number R0237 Principal Investigator.

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.

Posted January 3, 2023
Revised February 16, 2023