RNA Therapeutics Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School

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Position ID:UMassMed-RNA Therapeutics Institute-TTF [#3077, 14-009]
Position Title: Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Virology
Molecular Biology
Developmental Biology
Chemical Biology
Structural Biology
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2013/09/03, finished 2015/01/04, listed until 2014/06/30)
Position Description:    

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

The RNA Therapeutics Institute (RTI) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, co-directed by Victor Ambros, Craig C. Mello, Melissa J. Moore, and Phillip D. Zamore, invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions. Successful candidates will conduct innovative research to understand normal physiology and development, disease mechanisms and/or will develop novel diagnostics or therapies. Candidates need not necessarily conduct research directly focused on RNA biology or therapeutics development, but should indicate how their research will synergize with ongoing research within the RTI and the greater UMass Medical School community.

Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: 1) genetics and biochemistry in model organisms, 2) human genetics and pathophysiology 3) structural biology, 4) chemical biology; 4) engineering of nucleic acids for controlled therapeutic delivery and optimal efficacy in vivo. Physician scientists, synthetic chemists, materials scientists, computational researchers, bioengineers, geneticists, cell and molecular biologists, and biochemists are all encouraged to apply. Also desired are scientists with significant industrial experience who wish to return to academia.

The RTI is housed in a new state-of-the-art research building, and is central to a campus-wide interdisciplinary initiative in RNA therapeutics, stem cell biology and gene therapy designed to facilitate collaboration among basic scientists, preclinical investigators and clinicians. As a recipient of a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the NIH, UMass Medical School seeks to build an environment in which basic, applied and clinical researchers collaborate to inform our understanding of human disease and accelerate development of novel diagnostics and therapies. To further encourage collaboration, all RTI investigators hold joint appointments within other departments on campus.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a two-page statement of research interests, and contact information for three references.

Applications will be reviewed expeditiously, with interviews commencing in October. Multiple positions are available and will remain open until filled. Inquiries (but not application materials) may be directed to Darla Cavanaugh at darla.cavanaugh@umassmed.edu. Applications at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor levels will be considered.

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.

UMass Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice.

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Further Info:
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Biotech II
373 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605

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