Full-time (NTT) Biology Lecturer:

The Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (www.bio.umass.edu/biology) seeks a full-time non-tenure track Lecturer to coordinate and direct the first-year biology laboratory experience for life science majors. See more information here: https://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/about/announcements/full-time-ntt-biol...

Babbitt receives NSF grant for research on how human and chimp brains evolved

Courtney Babbitt, Biology, has received a three-year, $330,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to use new state-of-the-art computational, evolutionary and experimental methods to examine how natural selection has shaped gene expression in the human brain. Babbitt and colleagues will test the hypothesis that there are functional links between adaptation in the genome and changes in neural types that occurred during human evolution.
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Assistant/Associate Professor (TT) in: Translational Neuroscience: Animal Models of Neurological Disease

The Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidate will also be a part of the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (see IALS), which has the goals of developing translational research programs, fostering interactions with industry, and training a translational life sciences workforce. New faculty members will be able to take full advantage of the substantial investments in campus infrastructure and core facilities made by IALS (see IALS Cores for details).