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Assistant/Associate Professor, Translational Neuroscience: Animal Models of Neurological Disease-Department of Biology/Institute for Applied Life Sciences

The Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the UMass Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) are seeking a new faculty member who will establish a research program with high translational potential that utilizes animal models or human-derived cells to develop mechanistic insights into and therapeutic approaches for neurological disorders. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's Diseases and recovery from acute injuries such as traumatic brain injury or stroke. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research programs augment our existing strengths in neuroscience (see: Initiative on Neurosciences (IONS) and Neuroscience and Behavior Graduate Program) and extends this expertise directly into health-related areas (see IALS, Models to Medicine Center).


Assistant Professor, Large Data Analytics-Department of Mathematics and Statistics/Institute for Applied Life Sciences

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the UMass Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) invite applications for a full-time tenure track position in Large Data Analytics at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the Fall semester of 2018. Candidates whose research interests complement the strengths of the Mathematics and Statistics Department's faculty in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Statistics, and Data Science and whose research involves extracting information from large life science related datasets are especially encouraged to apply. Statistical and mathematical areas of interest include, but are not restricted to: Bayesian methods, computational probability, data assimilation methods, high-performance computing for complex systems, information theory, inverse problems, machine/statistical learning, Monte Carlo methods, queueing systems and networks, stochastic algorithms and optimization, uncertainty quantification. In addition to a focus on methodology, we are especially interested in applicants whose research includes a translational/disease-relevant component. Applicants must present strong evidence of outstanding research accomplishments and promise in both research and teaching.


Assistant Professor-College of Nursing/Institute for Applied Life Sciences

The College of Nursing and Institute of Applied Life Sciences seek to appoint an Assistant Professor to a growing team of researchers developing, applying, and testing technologies designed to promote independent living and symptom management in vulnerable individuals. Research approaches can include, but are not limited to, wearable devices, body imaging, data analytics. We welcome applicants with expertise in the areas of aging, oncology, chronic illness, palliative and end-of-life care, and addiction. We are committed to including social determinants of health and social justice in to our scholarship.


Assistant Professor, RNA-Department of Chemistry/Institute for Applied Life Sciences

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts and the Center for Bioactive Delivery at the Institute for Applied Life Sciences are embarking on a strategic hiring program enabled by the creation of this Institute. Applications are invited for a full-time, tenure track faculty position in the Chemistry Department at the Assistant Professor level to begin September 2018 or thereafter. We seek applicants who will develop or continue a vigorous research program in the use of or delivery of biomolecules, particularly RNA and proteins for the development of therapeutic candidates to treat diseases or disorders. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, siRNA/miRNA methodologies or delivery technologies, mRNA-based therapies, RNA/protein design, selection or engineering, and novel genome editing technologies.


Assistant Professor, Neuroscience-Department of Biology/Institute for Applied Life Sciences

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.


Assistant Professor, Measurement of Physical Activity and Health-Department of Kinesiology/Institute for Applied Life Sciences

The University of Massachusetts Amherst, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, and the Institute for Applied Life Sciences seek talented applicants qualified for a faculty position in the Kinesiology Department at the Assistant level in the area of physical activity, sedentary behavior, and health outcome measurement using wearable biobehavioral sensors, with applications to promote health-related behavioral changes. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at higher professor ranks may receive consideration. This is a full-time tenure track 9-month appointment with a competitive salary range commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Assistant Professor, Energy Metabolism-Department of Kinesiology/Institute for Applied Life Sciences

The University of Massachusetts Amherst, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, and the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) seek talented applicants qualified for a faculty position in the Kinesiology Department at the Assistant Professor level in the area of energy metabolism.  Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at higher professor ranks may receive consideration.  This is a full-time, tenure track 9-month appointment with a competitive salary range commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

Staff Openings

Senior Research Fellow, Human Testing Center Facility Director

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking applicants for a Core Facility Director responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of the Human Testing Center (HTC) including: The Human Motion, Room Calorimeter, Living Science, Exercise Intervention and Outcomes, and Sleep Monitoring labs. The Director will be responsible for overseeing the HTC Operations Manager, maintaining specialized equipment, assisting investigators in the design and implementation of research protocols including industry sponsored projects, and advancing research capabilities of the HTC. The director will serve as PI on industry funded projects to ensure the HTCs resources are used to the full extent capable with responsive timelines to meet established project goals.


Senior Research Fellow, ADDFab/Device Characterization Core Facility Director

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking applicants for a Core Facility Director for the Advanced Digital Design and Fabrication (ADDFab) and Device Characterization facilities, located in the Life Science Laboratory building. The Director will expected to oversee the day-to-day operations of the facilities including maintenance and operation of 3D printing and related digital manufacturing equipment, implementation of safety protocols, operational and chemical handling procedures in accordance with applicable safety regulations, protocols and policies. The Director will be expected to participate in the research and development of new approaches to additive manufacturing.


Senior Research Fellow, X-Ray Scattering Facility Director

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking applicants for an X-Ray Scattering Facility Director. The Director will be responsible for performing day-to-day operations, organization of user training and assist usage of instruments in the X-Ray Scattering Facility.


Technical Specialist (Technical Engineer)

The process engineer/technician will be responsible for process development, maintenance, tool operation and user training within the Roll-to-Roll Fabrication facility.


Technical Assistant III (Packaging Engineer)

Support the flexible-hybrid electronics research and development team, including areas such as printed circuit design, advanced packaging development, reliability assessment, electronic circuit design and test, silicon die preparation, handling  pick-and-place attachment, breadboard prototyping, and flexible-hybrid electronics manufacturing.

 

Assistantship Opportunities

Postdoc Position in the Intelligent Sensing Laboratory (ISL) at UMass Amherst-Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

A funded postdoc position is available in the Intelligent Sensing Laboratory (ISL) in The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) and the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) at the University of Massachusetts (UMass), Amherst. High priority will be given to highly qualified candidates who are available to start as early as January 2018. The ideal candidates will have a profound interest in both fundamental and applied research in Mechatronics,
additive manufacturing, medical devices, metrology, machine vision, and machine learning.


Postdoc Position in Precision Engineering in the Intelligent Sensing Laboratory (ISL) at UMass Amherst-Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

A funded PhD position (Research Assistantships) in precision engineering is available in the Intelligent Sensing Laboratory (ISL) in The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) and the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) at the University of Massachusetts (UMass), Amherst. High priority will be given to highly qualified candidates who are available to start as early as January 2018. The ideal candidates will have a profound interest in both fundamental and applied research in Machine Design, Mechatronics, Precision Engineering, Metrology, machine vision and Flexible Electronics Printing.


Postdoc Position in Control in the Intelligent Sensing Laboratory (ISL) at UMass Amherst-Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

A funded PhD position (Research Assistantships) in control is available in the Intelligent Sensing Laboratory (ISL) in The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) and the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) at the University of Massachusetts (UMass), Amherst. High priority will be given to highly qualified candidates who are available to start as early as January 2018. The ideal candidates will have a profound interest in both fundamental and applied research in Machine Design, Mechatronics, Precision Engineering, Metrology, machine vision and Flexible Electronics Printing.