RTI Tenure-Track Positions
The RNA Therapeutics Institute
(RTI) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, co-directed by Victor
Ambros, Craig C. Mello, Melissa J. Moore, and Phillip D. Zamore, invites
applications for tenure-track faculty positions. Successful candidates will
conduct innovative research to understand normal physiology and development,
disease mechanisms and/or will develop novel diagnostics or therapies.
Candidates need not necessarily conduct research directly focused on RNA
biology or therapeutics development, but should indicate how their research
will synergize with ongoing research within the RTI and the greater UMass
Medical School community.
Research areas of interest
include, but are not limited to: 1) genetics and biochemistry in model
organisms, 2) human genetics and pathophysiology 3) structural biology, 4)
chemical biology; 4) engineering of nucleic acids for controlled therapeutic
delivery and optimal efficacy in vivo. Physician
scientists, synthetic chemists, materials scientists, computational
researchers, bioengineers, geneticists, cell and molecular biologists, and
biochemists are all encouraged to apply. Also desired are scientists with
significant industrial experience who wish to return to academia.
The RTI is housed in a new
state-of-the-art research building, and is central to a campus-wide
interdisciplinary initiative in RNA therapeutics, stem cell biology and gene
therapy designed to facilitate 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, applied and clinical researchers collaborate to
inform our understanding of human disease and accelerate development of novel
diagnostics and therapies. To further encourage collaboration, all RTI
investigators hold joint appointments within 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 https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3077.
Applications will be reviewed expeditiously, with interviews commencing in
October. Multiple positions are available and will remain open until filled.
Inquiries (but not application materials) may be directed to Darla Cavanaugh at
Applications at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor levels will be
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