RTI Tenure-Track Positions
The new RNA Therapeutics Institute (RTI), co-directed by Craig C. Mello, Victor Ambros, Melissa J. Moore, and Phillip D. Zamore, invites applications for tenure-track positions in the areas of RNA BIOLOGY, DISEASE, and THERAPY. Successful candidates will conduct innovative basic or clinical research to understand normal and disease mechanisms involving RNA or develop nucleic acid-based diagnostics or therapies.
Areas of specific interest include (but are not limited to): genetics and biochemistry in model organisms, pre-clinical models, and human disease of regulatory RNAs, non-coding RNAs and RNA-protein complexes; chemical biology of RNA-mediated cellular processes; engineering of nucleic acids for controlled delivery and improved efficacy in vivo. Physician scientists, materials scientists, computational researchers and bioengineers, as well as molecular, genetics, and biochemical researchers, are encouraged to apply.
The RTI will be housed in a new state-of-the-art research building opening in January 2013. The Institute is part of a campus-wide initiative in RNA therapeutics, stem cell biology and gene therapy, which is designed to promote collaboration among basic scientists, preclinical investigators and clinicians. As a recipient of a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the NIH, UMass Medical School seeks to build an environment in which basic research informs our understanding of human disease, accelerating the development of novel diagnostics and therapies. To further foster collaboration, RTI investigators will hold joint appointments with other departments on campus.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a two-page statement of research interests and contact information for three references to AcademicJobsOnline. Applications will be reviewed expeditiously, with interviews commencing in November. The position is open until filled. Inquiries, but not application materials, may be directed to Tiffanie Covello. Applications from both junior level and more senior researchers will be considered..
As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMS recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.