University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Biochemistry and Molecular Biotechnology

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Position ID:University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School-BMP-MSF2023 [#25268, BMB]
Position Title: Director, Mass Spectrometry
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Biochemistry / Mass Spectroscopy
Appl Deadline:2023/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/08/04, listed until 2023/12/31)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biotechnology (BMB) at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School seeks applicants for a director of the UMass Chan Spectrometry Facility; this is a non-tenure track faculty position. In BMB, the faculty are committed to tackling significant biological questions at a molecular level, with research programs spanning a broad range of topics. We are searching for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual, committed to diversity, creativity, and collaboration, to join our team of actively engaged faculty and lead our Mass Spectrometry Facility The core has a long history of supporting assays in quantitative proteomics (LFQ, TMT, SILAC), protein characterization (intact), metabolomics/lipidomics (untargeted), and small molecule quantitation (targeted). The variety of instruments (4 Orbitraps, 2 QTOFs, 2 triple quadrupoles) and software platforms in the core enable both a capable and diverse approach to solving problems in biological research. This core will complement our growing faculty working to elucidate important biological mechanisms, placing special emphasis on integrative methods and research using the physical sciences (physics, chemistry, math and engineering) to solve fundamental molecular problems in biology. We are an interactive group who encourages research at the interface of multiple disciplines, the development of enabling technologies, and team science. More information about the department can be found on our website

This is an exciting opportunity in mass spectrometry as the existing and developing programs requires a highly-qualified leader. Competitive candidates will have a PhD in a life or physical science discipline and at least five years of professional experience in the application of a variety of sophisticated mass spectrometric methods to biology and/or medicine and have a demonstrated track record of outstanding accomplishment. The successful candidate contributes to our missions of education, inclusion and service, and play an active role in the Department as we expand in a new phase of growth. Applicants with a strong commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusivity are encouraged to apply.

Candidates will also have demonstrated leadership abilities critical for managing a multi-component facility and its staff. The individual will be responsible for training students and postdoctoral fellows, establishing collaborations with our faculty, and advancing the capabilities of the facility via competitive funding from external sources. Information on our current proteomics facilities, which will be combined into an integrated facility under the leadership of the new director, can be found under Core Facilities at

We are especially eager to consider applicants who will support and elevate the UMass Chan commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and foster an environment of inclusive collaborative excellence where all faculty can thrive. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMass Chan recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. Other core facilities within our department include world class cryo-electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, small molecule screening, and structure-based drug design. Additional core facilities, including metabolomics, genotyping, fluorescence-activated cell sorting, microscopy/imaging, deep sequencing, genomics/bioinformatics, transgenic/knockout mice, and metabolic phenotyping, are available. More information about core facilities on campus may be found at

The University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School is a world-class public research institution located in the heart of New England. Worcester is the second largest city in New England, providing a rich and diverse environment with thriving art, music, dining and cultural scenes. Worcester is also nestled in the center of New England farm country, between the New England coast and the Appalachian Mountains, providing access to a myriad of settings for outdoor activities, including beaches, woods, lakes, farms and mountains. Our region offers a broad range of excellent primary and secondary schools, as well as a range of highly regarded colleges, including Clark University, The College of the Holy Cross, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The area boasts a variety of affordable housing options from newly renovated condominiums and gracious Victorian homes in historic Worcester to neighborhoods in small-town New England and rural farmhouses. And Worcester’s central location provides easy access to the major travel hubs of Boston and Providence. The newly constructed Polar Park is home to the WooSox, the minor league AAA partner to the Boston Red Sox, contributing to a revitalization of the city that has resulted in numerous new restaurants, breweries, theater groups and concert venues, and rapid growth in real estate.

The following application materials should be submitted via

1. A one-page cover letter describing the applicant’s interest. 2. The applicant’s CV. 3. A Research Summary (maximum 3 pages, including figures, not including references) that describes the applicant’s most significant accomplishments and vision for this position. 4. A DEI statement of no more than 2 pages that describes the applicant’s understanding of diversity, as well as past experiences and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion. 5. Three professional letters of reference from colleagues/mentors who are familiar with the applicants work and potential for success.

Applications accepted until the position is filled. To receive maximum consideration please submit by September 15th, 2023.

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.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMass Chan recognizes the added value of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

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364 Plantation Street
Lazare Research Building, Floor 9
Worcester, MA 01605