Post Doctoral Research Associate - Biological Sciences

General Summary of Position:

The Moore Lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at University Massachusetts Lowell is seeking a Post-doctoral Research Associate to assist in studies related to the molecular mechanism of familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.  Experience with muscle contractile protein biochemistry, recombinant protein expression and purification, molecular biology and fluorescence microscopy are desired qualifications. 

The principal role of the Post-Doctoral Research Associate is to work on projects alongside the PI. A critical feature of the role of the position will also be to a) develop and write research proposals and form collaborations to support future research b) perform major research functions on existing grant(s).  

This position is contingent upon funding. 

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • An earned PhD in Biochemistry, Physiology, Biomedical Engineering or a related field by the time of the appointment
  • 1-3 years experience
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of the subject discipline
  • Knowledge of modern research methods, data collection and analyses
  • Knowledge of In vitro motility assays
  • Knowledge of fluorescence microscopy
  • Experience with contractile protein biochemistry is desired
  • Ability to work as a team player
  • Strong technical report writing and communication skills
  • Quantitative research methods and statistics
  • Qualitative research methods

Additional Considerations:

  • A record of publication
  • Experience with collaborative interdisciplinary research
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of the subject discipline
  • Knowledge of modern research methods, data collection and analyses
  • Knowledge of fluorescence microscopy
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and writing
  • Skill in analyzing and evaluating data

 Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only current UMass Lowell Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 days of the posting.  All other candidates will be considered after that period.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

This position is contingent upon funding. 

Please submit a cover letter and resume.