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RTI Job Opportunities

Current Career Opportunities at the RTI:

Laboratory Manager - Zamore Lab

We are currently seeking a Laboratory Manager at the lab of Dr. Phillip Zamore at the RNA Therapeutics Institute, located within the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  The RTI is the preeminant academic RNA research center. The Zamore Lab studies the pathways and mechanisms of small RNAs in a variety of organisms – including humans, mice, the fly Drosophila melanogaster, and the moth Trichoplusia ni. More information about their work can be found on their website.

The Lab Manager serves an integral function within the lab, ensuring smooth operation of day-to-day activities and serving as a main point of contact for those in the lab encountering challenges.  We are ideally targeting self-driven candidates who thrive while working as team and who enjoy nuanced problem solving.

More information about the position can be found on this website.

Postodoctoral Candidates and Research Associates, Fang Lab

We are recruiting at all levels! Email Wenwen Fang, PhD for more info.

We welcome people from diverse backgrounds and with different expertise to create a fun place to do cool science!

Postdoctoral Candidate, Xue Lab

  • Research in the Xue Laboratory: RNA biology, RNA therapeutics, and model organisms
  • The network of cancer genes in liver and lung cancers and CRISPR-based disease gene correction
  • Does CRISPR-mediated direct mutagenesis of tumor suppressor genes identify novel liver cancer genes in mouse models?
  • Learn more at http://www.umassmed.edu/xuelab/ 

Motivated candidates with a PhD in cancer biology or gene therapy should contact Dr. Wen Xue at Wen.Xue@umassmed.edu


Postdoctoral Candidate, Pai lab
The Pai lab at UMass Medical School is seeking a postdoctoral candidate in the field of RNA biology and functional genomics with relevant experience in experimental and/or computational biology. Our research combines high-dimensional computational analyses with state-of-the-art genetic, molecular, and cellular genomic techniques to probe the molecular mechanisms of RNA maturation (including transcription, splicing, and 3’ end processing). We specifically focus on characterizing the kinetics of RNA processing steps to understand the overall speed and efficiency at which RNA molecules are created and processed to ensure proper cellular functions.  Ideal applicants will have a strong background in RNA biology, functional genomics, systems biology, or computational biology/bioinformatics. We desire a candidate with both experimental and computational skills, but encourage applications from scientists motivated to expand their skillset to include both approaches. Applicants must be self-motivated, creative, and able to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.  For the complete position description, go to: https://www.ummsjobs.com/job/2950/

To apply for this position please email the following: curriculum vitae, including complete list of publications and pre-prints, contact information for three references, summary of your present research (1 page max) and an outline of your future research interests (1 page max) to Dr. Athma Pai.  For more information about the Pai lab please visit http://www.pai-lab.org.  

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External Career Opportunities

Manufacturing Associate II, Oligonucleotides
Under the general direction of the Manager or designee, Manufacturing Associate II, Nucleic Acid Chemistry will primarily assist with the support of cGMP oligonucleotide manufacturing activities. Associate will participate with the manufacture, assembly, and labeling of APIs, clinical and commercial therapeutics, biologic drug substances and drug products. Operates manual, semi-automatic, and automated production equipment. Performs all functions under cGMP guidelines and any other duties assigned.  For more information about this position or to apply, please go to the UMMS jobs website and review the qualifications: https://www.ummsjobs.com/job/5664/


Professional Development Hub, or pd|hub, is a national, multi-stakeholder initiative dedicated to advancing the professional development of graduate and postdoctoral scientists by building capacity for the spread of evidence-based educational practices in this space.  pd|hub is moving into its next phase, which will include developing peer-reviewed collections of evidence-based practices in graduate/postdoctoral education (specifically, in the area of STEM PhD career & professional development), paired with training and mentoring to assist educators in adapting, implementing, assessing, and evaluating educational models.

We are seeking to hire two positions (Program Manager/Sr. Program Manager and Collections Editor/Curriculum Specialist) to support this and other projects of pd|hub.  pd|hub is hosted by UMass Medical School in Worcester, MA. Flexible employment arrangements, including part-time work, scheduling, and remote work will be considered.

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