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Interested in research abroad? This Research Scholarship supports undergraduate research on a biological question in a laboratory or field setting outside of the United States.

https://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/sites/imladris.bio.umass.edu.biology/f...

For application materials and more information, visit the Biology website at:
http://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/undergraduate/awards-scholarships

Faculty Position in Biology
University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Department of Biology (www.bio.umass.edu/biology) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a full-time non-tenure track Lecturer to coordinate and direct the first-year biology laboratory experience for life science majors. The primary responsibilities of this position include:
• designing and implementing undergraduate laboratory experiences with an emphasis on an inquiry-based and/or CURE (course-based undergraduate research experience) curriculum that can accommodate up to 1200 students,
• directing and supervising instructional support staff in all aspects of lab preparation and delivery,
• implementation of evidence-based pedagogical approaches,
• contributing to the lower division life sciences curriculum.

This is an academic year, benefited 2-year position and is renewable contingent upon performance. Lecturers at the University of Massachusetts are unionized with the potential for long-term careers with promotional advancement within the Lecturer ranks. Lecturers in Biology are dedicated to ongoing improvement of the lower division life science curriculum.

A Ph.D. in Biology or a closely-related field is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred. It is preferred that the successful candidate will have experience teaching in a lower division undergraduate laboratory curriculum for life-science majors with a role beyond that of graduate teaching assistant. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. The candidate will be expected to begin in the fall semester of 2018.

Online applications should include curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and include the contact details for three references. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic applications are to be submitted at

URL: http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=92078

The University of Massachusetts Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, is a nationally ranked public research university and home to over 22,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students. UMass Amherst, along with Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, is a member of the Five College Consortium and the Academic Career network. The 1,430 acre campus is located in the scenic Pioneer valley of western Massachusetts and boasts a rural setting with easy access to Boston, Hartford, and New York City. Amherst is nestled between the Berkshire Mountains, Holyoke Range and Pelham Hills providing many recreational opportunities.

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

RESEARCH FELLOW, University of Massachusetts Amherst 

The Fritz-Laylin Lab (fritzlaylinlab.org) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is recruiting a highly motivated Research Fellow. The Fritz-Laylin lab studies cell motility at the interface of evolutionary biology and quantitative cell biology to define minimal requirements for cell movement, and to trace the evolutionary history of this complex behavior. These efforts require developing molecular tools for little studied organisms with unique evolutionary relationships and cell behaviors.

The initial responsibilities of the Research Fellow will focus on establishing protocols for molecular transformation and genetic manipulation of microbial eukaryotes, as well as measuring changes in gene expression during life stage transitions. Experience working with non-model organisms is NOT required but the successful candidate will be able to quickly learn how to apply their knowledge of common experimental techniques to new systems. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with the PI but is also expected to be proactive and independent, and able to work both individually and collaboratively with a team.

Dr. Fritz-Laylin is committed to helping all lab members build the skills needed to achieve their long-term career goals. Such skills include biological knowledge, molecular and cell biology techniques, project management, as well as science communication in the form of oral presentations, scientific publication, and grant writing. Dr. Fritz-Laylin meets with lab members weekly to discuss research progress and training needs. Enthusiastic applicants with diverse perspectives who wish to join a dynamic research group are encouraged to apply

Required Qualifications 
Bachelor's degree in Biology or related discipline with a minimum of 2 years laboratory experience.

Preferred Qualifications 
Preference may be given to candidates with experience in molecular biology (cloning, gels, western blot). Candidates with previous experience in gene expression and/or CRISPR technology would be highly competitive.  

This is a non-benefited, full-time position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Initial appointment is for one year; reappointment beyond the first year is contingent upon availability of funding and job performance. Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: molecular cloning, translating gene expression technologies to non-model organisms, and measuring gene expression. Active participation in laboratory meetings is required of all lab members.

Candidates must apply online by submitting a cover letter, CV, and the contact details of three references willing to provide letters of recommendation to:

http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=92404

Review of applications will begin January 9, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by January 9, 2018 will be given priority consideration.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. 

CLERK III (50% time), CNS
College of Natural Sciences Dean’s Office

The College of Natural Sciences Dean’s Office at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has an immediate opening for a 50% time Clerk III (grade 11). This benefited position will provide administrative support to the Director of Neuroscience, the Institute of Neurosciences, and the various committees associated with the Institute for Neurosciences. For more information, including minimum qualifications and application instructions, please visit:

http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=91684

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.