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Faculty Openings

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

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) and Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) seek talented applicants qualified for a joint faculty position in the Kinesiology Department at the Assistant Professor level in the area of human physiology with a translational research focus. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at higher professor ranks may receive consideration. The successful applicant will contribute to the teaching goals of the Kinesiology Department, as well as to the vibrant research environment of the department and IALS. This is a full-time, tenure track, academic year appointment with excellent benefits and a competitive salary range commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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

The College of Nursing and Institute of Applied Life Sciences seek to appoint an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor to a diverse and growing team of innovators and inventors, clinical researchers, engineers, and basic scientists working together within a state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research institute. Applicants must demonstrate working knowledge of team science, nursing ethics, nursing theory, and the state of the discipline.

Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to the creation of a university culture that promotes and values diversity and a spirit of inclusion. Preference will be given to candidates who have a track record of involvement in nurse-led innovation, and who can articulate plans for an externally-fundable program of research compatible with the unique intellectual and physical resources of the Institute for Applied Life Sciences, such as the use of core facilities and collaboratory spaces. Reporting jointly to the Dean of the College of Nursing and the Director of the Institute, the faculty member will engage in the scholarship of discovery, have the opportunity to teach nurses of the future, and participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of educational programming in the College of Nursing. They will work with the College of Nursing faculty and other departments or centers on campus to promote opportunities for inter-professional research and education.

The successful candidate may be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise graduate students, contribute significantly to the advancement of nursing discovery, establish a vibrant, independent research program, and play an active role in community and academic service activities in the Colleges of Nursing as well as in the wider University.

Assistant Professor, Chemistry-DNA/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 invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position. As the development of new therapeutic molecules shifts toward biologics, we seek applicants who will develop an innovative translational research program focused on the development and/or delivery of therapeutic nucleic acids and/or other functional biologics. Associated topics of interest include, but are not limited to, developing stable versions of biologics and smart delivery of macromolecular therapeutics to target locations.

Assistant Professor of Microbiology - Microbial Biotechnology - Department of Microbiology/Institute for Applied Life Sciences

The Department of Microbiology and the Institute of Applied Life Sciences (IALS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the intersection of microbiology and biotechnology. We are broadly interested in candidates with strengths in areas such as microbial genetics/engineering, synthetic biology, microbiome, immunology, infectious disease, applied molecular biotechnology, or other translational microbiology areas.

Assistant Professor of BMB - Protein Homeostasis - Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology/Institute for Applied Life Sciences
The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BMB) in the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) and the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst jointly invite applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank.

Associate/Full Professor of College of Nursing/Engineering - College of Nursing and the College of Engineering/Institute for Applied Life Sciences
The University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a full-time (9-month), tenure-track faculty that will be jointly appointed with the Elaine Marieb College of Nursing and the College of Engineering. This position will strengthen the collaboration between these colleges and will be part of the Elaine Marieb Center for Nursing and Engineering Innovation as well as part of the larger University-wide Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) and its Center for Personalized Health Monitoring (CPHM). In addition, the successful candidate is expected to take a leadership role in large, collaborative, sponsored research projects.

Assistant Professor of Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology - Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology/Institute for Applied Life Sciences
The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and the Institute for Applied Life Sciences at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst are seeking a tenure track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor with a focus on infectious disease epidemiology. The successful applicant will be a member of the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and a part of the Institute of Applied Life Sciences, an interdisciplinary translational catalyst on campus that also manages a diverse array of centralized core equipment facilities.

Post Doctoral Openings

None at this time.

Staff Openings-IALS Administration

None available at this time.

Staff Openings-Core Facilities

Clinical Research Coordinator - Project Manager-The Center for Human Health & Performance (CH2P) seeks a Clinical Research Coordinator - Project Manager responsible for a large array of procedures involving human subject research. This work includes coordination of regulatory activities and aspects of collection and management of data for research protocols.

mHealth Operations Manager & Software Engineer-The Center for Human Health & Performance (CH2P) seeks a mHealth Operations Manager & Software Engineer oversees the day-to-day engineering activities in the mHealth Facility. The mHealth Facility, under the CH2P, provides essential resources for the conduct of in-lab and remote studies that utilize wearable, nearable, and remote sensing technologies to assess physiological, biomechanical, and behavior outcomes as they relate to the understanding of aging, disease, and human performance.

Director, Human Magnetic Resonance Center-The Director will be a dynamic, inclusive leader with a vision to support on-going excellence in research, to grow the user base, and to establish the hMRC as an outstanding research resource engaged in a full range of human imaging and spectroscopy applications. 

Magnetic Resonance-MR Technician - Human Magnetic Resonance Center (hMRC)
The Magnetic Resonance (MR) Technician will perform MR imaging and spectroscopy procedures in the UMass Amherst Institute for Applied Life Science (IALS) Human Magnetic Resonance Center.

Staff Openings-Accelerating Research Translation

Accelerating Research Translation Training Coordinator-The Training Coordinator in the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) facilitates and executes educational and professional development training offerings for faculty, postdoctoral, and student researchers to prepare them for careers in the ‘innovation economy’ as part of an NSF-funded Accelerating Research Translation program. The goal of the START initiative is to develop an institutional capacity and infrastructure for translational research outcomes, including training for graduate student, postdoctoral, and faculty researchers to develop skills and knowledge outside of their academic disciplines that are essential to successful translation of research into useful solutions to real-world problems.


None available at this time.