The University of Massachusetts Amherst

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The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected groups members.


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. 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/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, 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, Physical Behavior Measurement-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 who study physical behavior measurement. Scientific inquiry in such areas as novel methods for device calibration and validation, new sensor technology, analytical advances in measurement and interpretation, new outcomes for clinical studies, and applications of wearable monitors for assessing exposure and/or effects of interventions to improve physical activity behavior are key areas of focus for this position. This is a full-time tenure track 9-month appointment with a competitive salary range commensurate with qualifications and experience.



Staff Openings

Cleanroom-Core Facility Operations Manager

The Cleanroom Manager will lead the daily technical operation, maintenance of equipment, training of the users of the clean room in the Device Fabrication Core Facility in IALS, as well as engage in oversight of the Nanofabrication cleanroom, and Roll to Roll cleanrooms.  The manager will work with the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) Core Facility Management team, Director of Core Facilities, and Director of IALS to establish operating protocols, collaborate with faculty, staff, and students and outside users to maximize high impact research output.

BioProduction Operational Manager

The Core Manager assists the Core Director with ongoing operation of the BioProduction Core (BP) and the Biophysical Characterization (BC) Core and. The cores provide essential resources for growing and purifying proteins and analysis of structural and molecular interactions for researchers at UMass as well as outside users. Work with the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) Core Facility Management, Director of Core Facilities and Director of IALS to establish operating protocols.  Ensure daily operation, maintenance, and calibration of equipment in BC and BP Cores.  Assist faculty, students and external users with training and daily operation.

Human Motion Research Technician

The Human Motion Research Technician functions as a supervisor and coordinator for all research conducted in Center for Human Health and Performance (CH2P). The Technician will instruct and advise faculty, students, and industry partners in the use of the lab equipment. The Technician will assist in the establishment of protocols, keep standard operating procedures up to date, and collect data with human subjects.


Internship Opportunities

Summer Undergraduate Core Interships

The Core Summer Internship (CSI) Program is now accepting applications from January 1 through February 1, for Summer 2020. The CSI Program provides hands-on experiential research & technical training to UMass undergraduate students from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in a reall world lab setting.

All of the descriptions and details of the internships, important deadlines, and application forms can be found at