Staff Job Openings

Research Fellow

The Downes lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is looking for a qualified applicant to fill a Research Fellow position. This is a non-benefited position. The successful applicant will perform experiments and assist in various aspects of the laboratory management. Most experiments will focus on genetic analysis of GABA A receptors in zebrafish. Some of the tasks associated with this position will vary, but will include DNA cloning; organizing and maintaining the lab DNA plasmid collection; creation of RNAs to be used for gene targeting; and creation and maintenance of zebrafish mutant and transgenic lines.

Initial appointment for one year; reappointment beyond first year is contingent upon availability of funding and job performance. A Bachelors degree in biology or related discipline and at least 2 years experience in molecular biology research are required. Salary commensurate with experience.

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

Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

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.