Gene Therapy Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School

767 10949
Position ID:UMASSMED-Gene Therapy Center-INSTR [#10949]
Position Title: Instructor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biotechnology
Molecular Biology
Bioinformatics (more...)
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/03/15, finished 2018/09/25, listed until 2018/06/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Instructor The Horae Gene Therapy Center of the University of Massachusetts Medical School invites applications for a non-tenure track Research Faculty Instructor position. The research project entails developing state-of-art molecular technologies, advanced bioinformatics pipelines and structural biology tools 1) using rAAV-based genome editing to create animal models; 2) to develop therapeutic strategies of somatic genome and RNA editing; 3) to investigate potential adverse consequences of in vivo genome editing and develop solutions; 4) to develop novel genome editing technologies; 5) To conduct structural biology-guided AAV capsid engineering. Applicants should have a PhD in the biomedical sciences or an MD with post graduate scientific research training and at least 6 years of research experience in the areas of molecular and cellular biology, virology, genomics, viral gene therapy and bioinformatics. Applicants with strong skills and track records in in vivo genome editing, DNA and cDNA library construction for next generation sequencing, RNA Seq and small RNA Seq, extensive bioinformatics analyses of genomics and transcriptomics, viral gene therapy vector development, and in vivo gene transfer studies are preferred. Ability to work independently, coordinate and manage different research projects concurrently, as well as strong scientific writing, verbal, interpersonal and mentoring skills are essential. Candidates should be well organized, hard-working and highly motivated to respond to the changes within the rapidly evolving field of gene therapy research. We offer excellent benefits and a competitive salary. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2018, and continue until June 15, 2018 or until the position is filled. For further information, please send cover letter, current CV and the names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. Guangping Gao, PhD Professor and Director, Horae Gene Therapy Center University of Massachusetts Medical School 368 Plantation Street, AS6-2049 Worcester, MA 01605 USA 508-856-3563 (Office 1) 774-455-3872 (Office 2) Fax: 508-856-1552 E-mail:

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