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 chemistry, biology, formulations 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) Nucleic acid chemistry and formulation; 2) oligonucleotide delivery; 3) chemical biology; 4) human genetics and pathophysiology with a focus on oligonucleotide therapeutics; 5) chemistry of epigenetic regulation. Synthetic chemists, bioengineers, and materials scientists all are 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 National Institutes of Health, 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 in 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/4674. Applications will be reviewed expeditiously, with interviews commencing in November. Inquiries (but not application materials) may be directed to Mary Beth Dziewietin at MaryBeth.Dziewietin@umassmed.edu. Applications at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor levels will be considered.
As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Massachusetts Medical School recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.