Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School [205], University of Massachusetts Medical School

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Position ID:UMASSMED-Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School [205]-RI [#9007]
Position Title: Research Instructor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, United States [map]
Subject Area: Science and Technology Studies / Science
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/03/17)
Position Description:    

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

Program in Molecular Medicine

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Research Instructor Position


The Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School ( is seeking an outstanding individual for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty member at the Research Instructor level.


The ideal candidates will possess the following qualifications:

  1. Candidate will have successfully completed postdoctoral work that has usually resulted in publications of papers in peer reviewed journals.
  2. Candidate will have demonstrated ability to teach in the laboratory setting (graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, and staff) and/or through the successful presentation of seminars.
  3.   Candidate will have a commitment to learn to write and submit competitive grant applications as PI or co-investigator under the oversight of a research mentor.
  4. Candidate will have the desire and aptitude to move toward greater scientific independence through the initial development of collaborative research projects.
  5. Strong oral and written communications skills; strong interpersonal skills
  6. Candidate will be able to culture microglia and perform fluorescence activated cell sorting and RNA-seq.
  7. Candidate will be able to analyze and sequence miRNAs, assess non-templated nucleotide addition, and determine functional significance of 3’ nucleotide additions.
  8. Candidate will be able to perform mouse genotyping, perform LPS injections, and analyze the inflammatory immune response.
  9. Candidate will be able to culture primary neurons and glia, perform cell transduction, and analyze synapse loss and microglia activation and phagocytosis.


Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining their qualifications and interest in this position, a curriculum vitae and contact information for three reference letters to Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. Inquiries, but not application materials, may be addressed to Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


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. 

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
Biotech 2, Suite 218
373 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605

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