Research Fellow - Bittman Lab

Job description

Research Fellow - Bittman Lab

Job no: 506334
Work type: Senior/Research Fellow (Amherst Only)
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Biology
Union: Non-Benefited
Categories: Laboratory & Research, Research

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.

Job Summary

A research fellow is sought to study mechanisms by which circadian clocks regulate gene expression and physiological function in mice and hamsters.

Essential Functions

  • DNA and RNA manipulation and characterization, including PCR amplification for analysis of genotype and transcript quantification (RT-PCR).
  • Eukaryotic cell culture.
  • Management of a rodent breeding colony.
  • Immunocytochemistry and confocal microscopy.
  • Analysis of circadian rhythms of behavior and luminescent reporter gene expression.
  • Other Functions

  • Work collaboratively and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality and inclusiveness.
  • Work in partnership with colleagues within the CNS community and across the campus to support the Dean’s strategic priorities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned in support of the mission and goals of the College of Natural Sciences.
  • Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Neurobiology, or related field.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a research team.
  • Work Schedule

    Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.

    Salary Information

    Salary will commensurate with experience.

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    Submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Apply by September 25, 2020 in order to ensure priority consideration. Search may remain open until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.

    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: Sep 17 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
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