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Current Career Opportunities at the RTI:

The Zamore Lab is hiring!

Postdoctoral Positions Available -
The Zamore Lab is looking for motivated and ambitious researchers to join our team! Research in our lab focuses on molecular explanations for biological pathways guided by small RNAs and DNAs loaded into Argonaute proteins, including small interfering RNAs (siRNAs), microRNAs (miRNAs), and PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNAs). Our flyer can be found here. To apply, please email your CV to

Research Lab Technician II - We are currently seeking a Research Laboratory Technician. 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. Interested candidates can view the full job description and apply here.

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

Departmental Positions:

Administrative Coordinator II -
GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: Under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor/Director or designee, the Administrative Coordinator performs complex and varied duties associated with the coordination of departmental administrative functions.


  • Participate in the planning and organization of all office functions; including budgeting, policies, procedures, and procurement
  • Compile budget information, support department accounting, and assist with all fiscal projects
  • Monitor the disbursement of funds to determine appropriateness of expenditures and compliance within budget
  • Coordinate travel
  • Perform complex and varied executive/administrative functions which require a high degree of independent action
  • Design and produce graphics using a variety of software applications
  • Train staff in both basic and enhanced use of software applications
  • Oversee, train, and monitor clerical staff
  • Maintain confidentiality and safeguard department records regarding employee job descriptions, performance appraisals, and other sensitive information
  • Set priorities and procedures for accomplishing tasks, assign and coordinate support staff activities, and manage the work flow of the department
  • Respond to emergencies, independently prioritize activities in the absence of the department heads, and effectively coordinate other resources when necessary
  • Act as a liaison and respond to the requests of constituent groups, senior leadership, and employees within the organization
  • Performs other duties as required.

More Information can be found here.

Financial Assistant IV - 
GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:Under the general supervision of the Department Administrator or designee, the Financial Assistant IV is responsible for the preparation of fiscal reports related to grant and contract proposal budgets and the processing and review of all grant, contract and school fund expenditures.  The position provides personnel coordination activities for faculty, staff and consultants associated with all program areas of the department.


  • Perform complex reconciliations to support the balances as reflected on the monthly balance sheets
  • Develop, write, edit and maintain financial worksheets and/or reports on the computer system using appropriate software
  • Review monthly account status and transaction printouts for accuracy; work with departmental Administrator and Principal Investigator to resolve problems and to aid in optimizing use of grant and contract funds.  Upon expiration, finalizes all expenditures on a timely basis
  • Resolve problems/questions relating to invoices with vendors and departments
  • Prepare short and long-term contracts with agencies and individuals providing consultative services; process and track all invoices related to consulting contracts and purchases
  • Generate monthly reports as directed showing budgets, expenses and reconciled balances in individual accounts and object codes.
  • Communicate with supervisors and Principal Investigators regarding accounts; works with vendors and other departments, compile data for preparation of yearly budgets for department accounts, including payroll
  • Research and process expenditure documents including personnel actions, travel authorizations, advances and vouchers, consulting contracts, purchase orders; ensures that all proper signatures are in place, and activity is in compliance with University and funding agency guidelines
  • Purchase and approve invoices against these orders for equipment, books, and supplies
  • Track and maintain records of equipment and capital purchases
  • Monitor the preparation and processing of payroll and personnel documents for appointments, promotions, terminations and recruitment efforts.  Maintains confidential personnel files.  Monitors funding sources and expiration dates for all employees to ensure continuity of salary
  • Coordinate pre-employment activity with Human Resources for incoming staff as directed.
  • Serves as liaison between new and existing employees and appropriate Human Resources personnel on matters of payroll, leave time, and other employee benefits.
  • Performs other duties as required.

More information can be found here.

Postdoctoral 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 

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

Postdoctoral Candidate, Pai lab
The Pai lab at UMass Chan 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:

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  

All Staff & Research positions at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center are posted on the University HR web site 
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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 UMass Chan jobs website and review the qualifications:

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 Chan Medical School in Worcester, MA. Flexible employment arrangements, including part-time work, scheduling, and remote work will be considered.

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