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Visiting Assistant Professor (NTT)

University of Massachusetts
Visiting Assistant Professor (NTT)

The Biology Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (www.bio.umass.edu/biology/) invites applications for one full-time non-tenure track position. Initial appointment is for one year and is ordinarily renewable for two additional years. The position will start in the fall semester 2018.  The Visiting Assistant Professor will be provided with research support and mentoring through placement in an active research lab.  Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. by the beginning of the appointment. Exceptional promise in research and a commitment to outstanding teaching at all levels of the curriculum are expected. Applicants must review the list of potential sponsoring laboratories/mentors ( https://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/vap-mentors). In addition to their research role, the Visiting Assistant Professor will have a mentored teaching load of two-courses per year.

Requirements:
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biology or a related discipline. In their materials, the candidate should describe how their program of research is a strong fit with one of the research laboratories available for sponsoring the candidate, and show evidence of teaching excellence and the ability to work with diverse populations/students.

Application Instructions:
Potential applicants must contact their chosen mentor, who must be chosen from the list of eligible mentors at ( https://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/vap-mentors). Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement describing their
teaching philosophy, experience, and interests, as well as the names of at least three
references.  Also, please arrange to have a letter from your proposed faculty mentor sent directly to Lisa Barry at lisab@bio.umass.edu. Please apply online at:

http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=95724

Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of May 7, 2018 in order to ensure consideration.

Additional Information:
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. The Biology Department is committed to sustaining a diverse, inclusive community of faculty, students, and staff with the conviction that such an environment catalyzes learning and cultivates ethical, informed, and prepared citizens. We are especially interested in qualified candidates whose teaching and service reflect engagement with varied perspectives and constituencies. 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, teaching or other work activities. We will also favorable consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

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Director of Administration and Finance Position Announcement

Director of Administration and Finance
Biology Department

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

The Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking a Director of Administration and Finance. The Director will provide management and supervision for the administrative and technical support services of the Biology Department and be responsible for financial, personnel, facilities, and programmatic activities, which support the Department's academic, research, and outreach missions. The Director will exercise considerable initiative, leadership, and judgment in providing advice and guidance regarding policies and procedures within the University community.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or closely related field plus 2 years relevant experience, preferably in an academic setting OR:
• Bachelor’s degree in any area with 4 years relevant experience in an academic setting
• Previous supervisory experience
• Demonstrated understanding of financial management principles, including budgetary/non-profit fund accounting procedures, demonstrated ability to forecast future budget needs, creating annual Departmental budgets and preparing periodic reports.
• Strong interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability and willingness to lead, supervise, advise and train staff and to maintain absolute confidentiality. Ability to work with diverse populations and all levels of the University community in internal and external communications including faculty, staff, students, administrators and the public.
• Demonstrated experience with grant and contract management, including ability to follow federal and private sponsor terms and conditions of proposal and award administration.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Excellent organizational skills, with demonstrated ability to prioritize and balance multiple time-sensitive projects with critical deadlines amid constant interruptions.
• Knowledge of standard computer operating systems and proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets, and use of databases.

PROFESSIONAL STAFF SALARY ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM POSITION LEVEL 27
For salary range, please see:
http://www.umass.edu/humres/sites/default/files/2015%20PSU%20Salary%20Sc...

Review of applications will begin on March 20, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply provide a letter of application, resume and contact information for three professional references.

Please apply online at:

http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=94580

On-Campus applicants are defined as Amherst Campus non-student employees

The University of Massachusetts is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, the University of Massachusetts is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts to comply with the applicable federal and state statues, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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Clerk III Position Available

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.

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Research Fellow Position Available

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. 

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Lecturer Position

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.

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Assistant Professor in Cell Biology


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN CELL BIOLOGY (TT), University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst invites applications from cell biologists for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are broadly seeking cell biologists who are addressing fundamental questions using quantitative microscopy, molecular, biochemical, structural, computational, and/or genetic approaches. We especially encourage applicants whose research complements existing Departmental strengths in the cytoskeleton or plant cell biology fields. The cell biologist will be able to take full advantage of substantial new investments in campus infrastructure and will have the opportunity to play a leadership role in the light microscopy core facility, which was recently designated a Nikon Center of Excellence. The successful candidate will be expected to have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in a closely related field, postdoctoral experience, and outstanding potential to establish an externally funded research program. The new faculty member will have the opportunity to participate in strong interdepartmental graduate training programs.

Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Online applications can be uploaded at the link below and should include a cover letter, CV, research plan, teaching statement, and contact information for three references.

http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=90557

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. The 1,430-acre campus is located in the scenic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. 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 region 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.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

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Assistant Professor - Animal Models of Neurological Disease


Assistant Professor - 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 Professor. The successful candidate will be a part of the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS), which has a primary goal of developing translational research programs and fostering interactions with industry.

We seek highly innovative candidates who are exploring neurological/psychiatric diseases or disorders using clinically relevant animal models, spanning invertebrates to non-human primates. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research focus complements existing departmental and campus strengths, including neuroendocrinology, cytoskeletal dynamics, protein homeostasis, immunology and neurodevelopment. Possible areas of research could include neurodegenerative diseases, stroke, traumatic brain injury, autism or neuropsychiatric disorders. Successful recruits will be expected to establish and maintain a research program with direct relevance to issues of human health and that yield important mechanistic insight into diseases affecting the nervous system.

The new faculty member will collaborate with IALS faculty to translate research results into therapeutic candidates, interact with industry scientists, and provide essential training for the next generation of biomedical scientists. IALS and UMass Amherst are undertaking an aggressive program of faculty recruitment in the next two years. New faculty members will have access to the substantial IALS investments in campus infrastructure and core equipment facilities (see http://www.umass.edu/ials/core-facilities for more details).

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or closely related field, postdoctoral experience, and outstanding potential to establish a translational neuroscience research program. Life sciences faculty members at UMass can recruit students from several interdepartmental graduate programs on campus, and the successful candidate will be expected to participate in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Online applications must include a cover letter, CV, research plan, teaching statement, and the contact information for three references.

http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=90985

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system. It 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 UMass Amherst campus is located in the scenic Pioneer valley of western Massachusetts, nestled in a rural setting between the Berkshire Mountains, Holyoke Range and Pelham Hills that offers easy access to Boston, Hartford, and New York City, and provides 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.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN BEE HEALTH AND ECOLOGY, University of Massachusetts Amherst 
The Adler Lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass, Amherst) seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to assess how floral, bee and network characteristics mediate bee disease transmission dynamics under the guidance and supervision of the Principle Investigator. This research is part of a larger NIH grant examining trait-mediated bee disease transmission, with collaborators at Cornell, NCSU, and UC Riverside. The appointee is expected to establish some independence in research design and execution, to publish her/his work as appropriate in collaboration with the principle investigator, and to be an engaged member of the lab. There is an opportunity to mentor undergraduates in related independent research, but this is not a position requirement.

This is a benefited, full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate position. Initial appointment is for one year; reappointment beyond the first year is contingent upon availability of funding and job performance. Funding is available for at least two years. Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, selecting and preparing plant, bee and pathogen species for manipulative experiments and conducting research in field tents asking how network characteristics and floral and bee traits affect bee disease transmission. Research will require close contact with bees in tents and in field settings, and training lab personnel in various experimental techniques.

The successful candidate is required to have a Ph.D. in biology, entomology, ecology or related field by the time of hire. Highly desirable qualifications include experience conducting research in plant-pollinator interactions; experience with pollination networks, experience working with multiple bee, plant and pathogen species in field and/or lab settings, demonstrated record of publishing research in quality journals, expertise in R and statistical analysis, experience and/or strong interest in plant-insect interactions, and experience and/or interest in mentoring undergraduate research. Inquiries about the position can be directed to Lynn Adler, lsadler@bio.umass.edu.

Postdoctoral Research Associates at the University of Massachusetts are unionized and receive standard salary and benefits, depending on experience. Salary is subject to bargaining unit contract, with a salary minima of $47,476.

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

http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=89528
Review of applications will begin October 3, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by October 3, 2017 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. 

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