Staff Job Openings

Research Fellow

The Bartlett lab, recently started at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is looking for a qualified applicant to fill a Research Fellow position. This is a non-benefited position. In the Bartlett lab we use a number of approaches, including molecular genetics, protein biochemistry, and phylogenetics, all with the ultimate goal of understanding the evolution of floral development, particularly in the monocots. Tasks associated with this position will vary, but may include molecular lab work (e. g. next-gen sequencing library prep, DNA, protein, and RNA extraction, PCR, electrophoresis), lab management, summer fieldwork growing corn, plant care (e. g. Arabidopsis, barley, Brachypodium, corn, tobacco), and training undergraduate researchers.

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 field and at least 6 months experience working in a molecular lab are required. This position is perfect for someone thinking about pursuing a graduate degree in plant biology. The position needs to be filled before our summer field season, but an earlier start date is possible (even preferred). Salary commensurate with experience and contribution toward the cost of health insurance negotiable. To apply online, please go to: and submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for references. Review of applications will begin on March 3, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.