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RTI Job Opportunities

  • Current Career Opportunities at the RTI:

    • Administrative Coordinator, II
      This position in the RNA Therapeutics Institute will support faculty who have extensive involvement in research, academic, and administrative activities at the departmental and institutional levels, and their research laboratories.  Successful candidates in this rapidly growing department will have the following abilities:  exceptional organization and follow through skills;  comprehensive calendar management; experience arranging domestic and international travel; the ability to identify, anticipate, and prioritize needs of the faculty and adapt to changing priorities; the ability to manage and triage email and other requests independently; and exceptional verbal and written communication skills to work effectively with faculty and staff at all levels of the organization.  For more information and to apply:

    • Research Associate Positions
      The Research Associate I will work in the Nucleic Acid Chemistry Core in the RNA Therapeutics Institute (RTI), an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment that offers oligonucleotide and peptide synthesis and purification services and assists researchers in the purification and identification of small molecules. Equipment used in the Nucleic Acid Chemistry Core includes a solid phase oligonucleotide synthesizer, solid phase peptide synthesizer, Agilent HPLC System, and HPLC-mass spectrometer.  Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Research Associate I will perform a variety of complex research experiments.
      To apply:

    • Postdoctoral Candidate
      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:

      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  

    • Faculty Positions
      The RNA Therapeutics Institute (RTI) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions. Successful candidates will conduct innovative research to understand normal physiology and development, disease mechanisms and/or to develop novel diagnostics or therapies. Candidates need not necessarily conduct research directly focused on RNA biology or development of RNA therapeutics, but should indicate how their research will synergize with ongoing research within the RTI and the greater UMass Medical School community.        
      *Note: at this time we have recently filled our vacant faculty position. Thank you for your interest and please check back in future for open positions.

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