|The Gene Therapy Center of the University of Massachusetts Medical School invites applications for an non-tenure track Research Faculty Instructor position. The research project focuses on using recombinant AAV to develop cutting edge technology platform for sustained over-expression and/or knock down individual microRNAs in adult mammals to elucidate miRNA functions and explore miRNA therapeutics for human diseases. Applicants should have a PhD in the biomedical sciences or an MD with post graduate scientific training and at least 7 years of research experience in the areas of molecular biology, virology, micro RNA biology, animal modeling, and gene therapy. Applicants with strong skills and track records in molecular cloning, small and large RNA and protein analyses, chemiluminescent reporter gene analysis, RNA-seq and transcriptome analysis, bioinformatics, histopathology, clinical chemistry, immunohistochemical staining and microscopic analysis, and in vivo gene transfer studies are preferred. Ability to work independently and coordinate different projects and activities concurrently, as well as strong writing, verbal and interpersonal skills are required. Candidates should be highly organized, hard-working and motivated to respond to the changes within the rapidly evolving field of gene therapy and genetic vaccine research. We offer excellent benefits and a competitive salary. Review of applications will begin on September 7, 2012, and continue until December 7, 2012 or until the position is filled. Please send cover letter, current CV and the names and contact information of three references.
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SCHOOL The University of Massachusetts Medical School, one of the fastest growing academic health centers in the country, has built a reputation as a world-class research institution, consistently producing noteworthy advances in clinical and basic research. As a research institution, UMMS attracts nearly $200 million annually in funding from government agencies, private groups, and philanthropic organizations. Faculty members are nationally recognized authorities in areas ranging from cancer to diabetes to genetics and are regularly honored for their work.
As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMS recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds|