Research Fellow - Wadsworth Lab
Job no: 506677
Work type: Staff Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Union: Non-Unit Exempt
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.
The Wadsworth Lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass, Amherst), in a collaborative project with the Ross Lab at Syracuse University, seeks a Research Fellow to perform research on mitotic spindle dynamics and mechanics. This will include generating mammalian cells using CRISPR or siRNA to test candidate MAPs in spindle function using live cell microscopy. The appointee is expected to establish some independence in research design and execution, and to publish her/his work as appropriate in collaboration with the principle investigators.
This is a benefited, full-time position. Initial appointment is for one year; reappointment beyond the first year is contingent upon job performance. The project is aimed at understanding the mitotic spindle, including the regulation of microtubule severing enzymes and kinesins.
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
Typical lab environment.
Full time, 40 hours a week.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Submit a cover letter, resume, summary of research interests, and contact information for three professional references. Apply by December 1, 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: Nov 9 2020 Eastern Standard Time