Research Fellow - Woerman Lab
Research Fellow - Woerman Lab
Job no: 501420
Work type: Senior/Research Fellow (Amherst Only)
Location: UMass Amherst
Union: Non-Unit Exempt
About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
The Woerman laboratory is hiring a motivated scientist with a background in biology or neuroscience to work as a research fellow. Research in the Woerman lab focuses on understanding protein misfolding in neurodegenerative disease. More specifically, we are focused on the proteins tau and a-synuclein, which cause Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, respectively, and use both rodent and cell models to investigate disease pathogenesis. The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for laboratory management, including assisting with mouse colony maintenance and genotyping, plasmid design and cloning, and cell line development. In addition to providing organizational and laboratory support, the research fellow will learn to work independently on her/his own research project. The selected candidate must exhibit exceptional organization and communication skills, as well as the ability to work well with a team.
Examples of duties:
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)
Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
This position requires working in a BSL-2 and ABSL-2 laboratory.
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Dependent upon experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a resume/CV, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references by August 23, 2019 to ensure priority consideration. Position may remain open until filled.
As part of a commitment to their own multicultural community, CNS seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace university initiatives and aspirations. (https://www.cns.umass.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion)
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.
Advertised: Jul 22 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Dec 31 2019 Eastern Standard Time