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Postdoctoral Fellow - GRANT-FUNDED

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
North Dartmouth, MA

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Job no: 511454
Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions



OFFICIAL JOB TITLE: Postdoctoral Fellow

DIVISION: Academic Affairs

WORKING TITLE: Post-Doctoral Fellow





JOB CODE: 1965


SUPERVISES: Graduate and undergraduate research assistants.

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: To conduct research under the supervision of a member of the UMass Dartmouth faculty; and potentially provide leadership and supervision for a group of more junior researchers. The successful candidate will be a member of a research group and will be expected to support research by means of original research activities, collaboration with team members, supervision and mentoring of junior members of the research team and management of research facilities.

Follows the University’s best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.


  • Conduct laboratory, theoretical or computational research
  • Prepare and publish manuscripts
  • Assist with grant administration
  • Assist with grant proposal preparation
  • Supervise graduate and undergraduate research assistants and technical associates
  • Provide clear and regular communication to the supervisor on research progress, technique and findings
  • Provide training on research techniques, methods and equipment
  • Interact with industry, government laboratories or agencies
  • Present work at conferences and program reviews
  • Manage and maintain laboratory or computational facilities
  • Promote and ensure safe and secure laboratory and research practice
  • Develop, implement and maintain web based research communications


EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant field.

EXPERIENCE: Research Experience

OTHER: Record of peer-reviewed publications


  • Good oral communication and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to effectively supervise a research group
  • Ability to originate ideas for new areas of research
  • Ability to design, operate, calibrate and maintain complex experimental or computational facilities
  • Ability to quickly understand new ideas, techniques and procedures
  • Significant knowledge of the research area under study
  • Ability to support the supervisor in all aspects of research
  • Ability to write publishable manuscripts
  • Ability to write research reports for submission to outside agencies
  • Ability to write grant proposals
  • Ability to prepare and deliver high quality research presentations
  • Specific research skills determined by the supervising faculty member

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Previous work related to an area of research identified by the supervising faculty member.

Effective September 27, 2021, UMass Dartmouth requires that all members of the campus community are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide proof of vaccination.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three professional references.

The review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the positions are filled.

Advertised: 21 Dec 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:


Located on the Massachusetts south coast, only a short drive from Cape Cod, Providence and Boston, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has been ranked among the top northern public universities by U.S. News and World Report. The quality of life on the south coast of Massachusetts is rich with cultural attractions, beautifully preserved and restored historic districts, museums, live theatre and an excellent educational system. Recreational opportunities include boating, beaches, rivers, golf courses, camping grounds, beautiful state parks, waterfront parks and a new zoo.

UMass Dartmouth offers a broad range of baccalaureate and graduate degrees vital to the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of the region. It has an enrollment of over 9,200 students in over 40 undergraduate and 36 graduate programs (including 11 at the Ph.D. level) offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Charlton College of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School for Marine Science and Technology. The main campus was designed by the eminent architect Paul Rudolf and is located on 710 acres in North Dartmouth. Other university sites include theCenter for Marine Science and Technology on the waterfront in New Bedford, the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center in Fall River and the Star Store Center for the Arts in New Bedford. 

While retaining its commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, UMass Dartmouth has increased dramatically its research and outreach activities during the past ten years. R&D spending has increased in the last five years from $20.1 million to $25.6 million and the university has established centers in Policy Studies, Portuguese Studies & Culture, Business Research, Marine Science &Technology and Indic Studies to significantly expand its research and public service activities in ways that meet regional needs but have global impact.

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