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Leadership Position in Integrative Neuroscience

Leadership Position in Integrative Neuroscience

The College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts (www.cns.umass.edu) invites applications for a tenured position in neuroscience at the rank of associate or full professor. We seek an international leader in neuroscience research with broad expertise spanning multiple sub-disciplines. Applicants should have an outstanding record of leadership, research achievement, and funding, as well as a history of successful collaboration. A Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field is required. The successful candidate will have a tenured appointment in one or more neuroscience-related departments within the College of Natural Sciences.

UMass Amherst has committed significant new resources to neuroscience, and the successful candidate will play a leadership role in a new initiative aimed at integrating and expanding neuroscience research across campus. This initiative will involve multiple departments and be closely aligned with the translational life science efforts from the UMass Institute of Applied Life Sciences (IALS) (www.umass.edu/ials). IALS is hiring numerous translational faculty and provides outstanding resources for applied bioscience research, including 310,000 square feet of new research space in the new Life Science Laboratory building with state-of-the-art core facilities (e.g. MRI, fabrication, optical imaging). The UMass system provides a rich neuroscience environment ranging from basic research to pre-clinical and clinical research through collaborations with UMass Medical School. The College of Natural Sciences provides excellent graduate training opportunities through four interdepartmental graduate programs, including Neuroscience and Behavior (www.umass.edu/neuro) and Molecular and Cellular Biology (www.bio.umass.edu/mcb).

The Five College Consortium, composed of Smith College, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, provides a rich academic and intellectual environment (www.fivecolleges.edu), and is situated in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, less than 2 hours from Boston and 3 hours from New York City.

Review of the applications will begin on December 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, description of research interests, and a brief vision statement for establishing an integrated neuroscience initiative at UMass Amherst. Letters of reference will be solicited later in the application process. Questions pertaining to this position can be directed to neurosearch@bio.umass.edu. Application materials should be submitted directly to:

http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=64525

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 Quantitative Developmental and Cellular Biology

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Assistant Professor
Quantitative Developmental and Cellular Biology

The Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure- track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with demonstrated potential for integrating the study of cell biology and developmental biology using quantitative methods to explore dynamic cellular processes. Individuals investigating the cellular mechanisms underlying developmental processes such as differentiation, proliferation, migration, and/or morphogenesis are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in individuals utilizing quantitative imaging, such as super-resolution, confocal, and multi-photon microscopy available in the new microscopy facility in the Institute of Applied Life Sciences. The successful candidate will build an independent research program in our vibrant and interactive research community, and participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching.

The UMass Biology Department (www.bio.umass.edu/biology) provides an interactive and broad research environment, with faculty research spanning levels of biological organization. A Ph.D. in Biology or a related field is required. Successful candidates will also have relevant postdoctoral experience, and the potential to develop and maintain an extramurally funded research program. New faculty members will have the opportunity to participate in strong graduate training programs in Molecular and Cellular Biology (www.bio.umass.edu/mcb), Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (www.bio.umass.edu/oeb), Plant Biology (www.bio.umass.edu/plantbio), and Neuroscience and Behavior (www.umass.edu/neuro) and capitalize on the newly created Institute of Applied Life Sciences (IALS) http://www.umass.edu/ials/ with state-of-the-art core facilities. The University is part of the 5 College Consortium (www.fivecolleges.edu) in the beautiful Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts, just 2 hours from Boston and 3 hours from New York City.

Please apply online by submitting a cover letter, CV, research plan, teaching statement, and the contact information for three references to:

http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=63777

Review of applications will begin on October 9, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

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.

While 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

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POST-DOCTORAL POSITION ON GENOMICS OF FRUIT TRAITS IN WILD AND DOMESTICATED TOMATOES, University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Caicedo Lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to perform research on the genomic and evolutionary basis of fruit quality traits important during tomato domestication. Work will be performed under the guidance and supervision of the Principal Investigator, in collaboration with colleagues at University of Georgia, University of Florida, Cornell University, and Polytechnic University of Valencia.

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. Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, genome scans of domesticated and wild tomatoes; morphological and biochemical phenotyping of tomato samples; genome-wide association mapping for various fruit traits; and confirmation of loci affecting relevant fruit traits. The successful candidate is required to have a Ph.D. in population genetics, bioinformatics, or a related field by the start of the position. The candidate must have experience with molecular evolutionary analyses and programming, interest in working with next-generation sequencing data, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Previous work with plants is desirable but not required.

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.

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=63565

Questions can be addressed to Dr. Ana Caicedo at caicedo@bio.umass.edu.

Review of applications will begin September 24, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by September 24th 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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Research Fellow Position

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Research Fellow

The Zoeller lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is looking for a qualified applicant to fill a Research Fellow position. This is a part time (75%) benefited position. The successful applicant will will perform experiments using molecular approaches in consultation with the PI to understand the role of thyroid hormone in brain development and to clarify the effect of environmental chemicals on thyroid hormone action. Some of the tasks associated with this position will vary, but will include: In situ hybridization, neuroanatomy of the rodent brain, cell culture, radioimmunoassay, autoradiography, microdensitometry and morphometric analyses, and more.

Initial appointment for one year; reappointment beyond first year is contingent upon availability of funding and job performance. A Bachelors degree in biochemistry and 3 years research experience in molecular-endocrinology laboratory 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:

http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=66741

Please apply by a priority deadline of December 28, 2015 in order to ensure 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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Postdoctoral Research Associate Position - Integrative Ecological Physiology of Avian Migration

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Postdoctoral Opportunity:
Integrative Ecological Physiology of Avian Migration

The Gerson lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking a highly qualified Postdoctoral Research Associate to pursue lab, wind tunnel, & field based projects investigating the ecological physiology of avian migration.

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.

The Gerson lab takes an integrative approach to understanding the challenges of migration in birds. Through investigation at multiple levels of organization, from the cellular level to the community level, we aim to better understand the mechanistic basis, flexibility, and limitations of the physiological response of birds to environmental challenges encountered during migration.

The chosen candidate will have the opportunity to investigate the environmental and evolutionary physiology of lean mass dynamics during migration in birds. This project will investigate flight and refueling physiology of migratory birds in response to environmental conditions in order to better understand the costs and benefits of lean mass dynamics during migration.

Qualified candidates are required to have the following qualifications:

• A PhD in Biology or related field (ie., organismal, ecological, or environmental physiology)
• Experience with animal energetics, animal physiology, field and lab experience, tissue level physiology, molecular biology, transcriptomics, or animal husbandry.
• Candidate must be available to work extended hours while conducting experiments.
• Excellent problem solving skills, the ability and willingness to lead and organize a large research effort, and will work productively and enthusiastically with others. Although based in Amherst MA, up to 3 months will be spent each fall in London, Ontario, Canada.

The priority application deadline is January 4, 2016, and the position will remain open until filled. Candidates should anticipate a start date of January-February 2016. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Alex Gerson at argerson@bio.umass.edu for more information. Competitive salaries and benefits offered in accordance with UMass policies.

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

URL: http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=66977

More information on Dr. Gerson’s research including project descriptions and links to related papers can be found at www.alexandergerson.com

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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Position Available: Postdoctoral Research Associate

A postdoctoral fellowship in comparative endocrinology is available at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst beginning April 1, 2016. The fellowship is supported by an NSF grant with funding for 4 years and will examine the hormonal control of osmoregulation in lamprey.

Click here for position details. Questions? Contact Dr. Stephen McCormick.

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Position Available: Program Director, STEM Ambassadors Program

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The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Ambassadors Program is a student engagement program for undergraduates in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) majors. The program provides activities, resources, and advising for primarily 1st generation and low income students and underrepresented minorities. Under the direction of the program's principle investigator, the Program Director is responsible for developing, implementing, managing and evaluating program activities and resources as well as administrative aspects of the program.

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Please apply by March 17, 2016 at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=68834.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Bartlett Lab

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University of Massachusetts
Postdoctoral Research Associate

A postdoctoral position is available in the Bartlett lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Research in our lab is focused on the development and evolution of flowers and floral genes, using the grasses maize and Brachypodium distachyon as our model systems. 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. The successful applicant would work on a molecular evolution project, assessing the genome-wide consequences of protein-protein interaction evolution in maize. The project will involve the analysis of next-generation sequence data already on-hand, as well as the generation and analysis of new NGS datasets. Depending on the interests and expertise of the person hired, this project could also involve confocal and/or scanning electron microscopy, and the generation and analysis of proteomic and protein-binding microarray data.

A keen interest in plant development and evolution is essential, as well as a strong desire to learn new techniques. Qualified candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in plant biology, molecular biology, or a similar field of study, conferred within the last five years. Two to 3 years experience studying the molecular biology of plant development is preferred. A candidate with experience in one or more of the following fields/techniques is preferred:
1. Generating and analyzing genomic datasets (e.g. for ChIP-Seq or RNA-Seq experiments).
2. Molecular lab experience working with DNA, RNA, and protein.
3. Confocal and/or scanning electron microscopy.
4. Working with maize and/or Brachypodium.

It is expected that the appointee will work extended hours as necessary to complete individual experiments.
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.

UMass Amherst is home to a vibrant research community, with strengths in genomics, molecular biology, plant biology, and evolutionary biology. Opportunities exist both to learn a range of cutting edge experimental and analytical methods, and to develop new research projects. The Pioneer Valley, where the town of Amherst is located, is a great place to live and work. The area is naturally beautiful, and UMass Amherst is part of a consortium of five colleges in the area (www.fivecolleges.edu), making for an intellectually rich environment.

The position is available immediately, but the start date is negotiable. 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=69635

Questions can be addressed to Dr. Madelaine Bartlett at: mbartlett@bio.umass.edu .

Review of applications will begin March 31, 2016 and 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. 

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Research Fellow Position

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Research Fellow Position Available

The Vazey lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is looking for a qualified applicant to fill a Research Fellow position. This is a full time non-benefited position. The successful applicant will perform systems neurobiology research in rodent models using behavioural, anatomical, electrophysiological and genetic techniques in consultation with the PI. Some of the tasks associated with this position will vary, but will include: Daily work with rats, operant behavioural training and testing; histological assessment of rodent brain tissue including brightfield and immunofluorescence microscopy with quantitative and qualitative analyses; rodent stereotaxic surgery; animal colony management; laboratory inventory management; electrode array fabrication; and preparation of solutions and reagents.

Initial appointment for one year; reappointment beyond first year is contingent upon availability of funding and job performance. BSc in Biology or Psychology is required; neuroscience specialization preferred. Essential experience in immunohistochemistry, microscopy, rodent stereotaxic surgery, in vivo viral vector delivery, designer receptor technology and operant behavioural training using Med Associates software. Salary is commensurate with skills and 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:

http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=69638

Please apply by a priority deadline of April 4, 2016 in order to ensure 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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