Research Fellow - Neurobiology
- University of Massachusetts Amherst
- UMass Amherst
- Faculty Jobs
- Science & Technology, Chemistry & Biochemistry
- Position Type
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
Job no: 513927
Work type: Senior/Research Fellow (Amherst Only)
Location: UMass Amherst
Categories: Temporary Non-Benefited, Research, College of Natural Sciences
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.
Perform systems neurobiology research in rodent models using behavioral, anatomical, and genetic techniques.
- Daily work with mice, behavioral training and testing, including alcohol drinking and vapor chamber testing.
- Histological assessment of rodent brain tissue including brightfield and immunofluorescence microscopy with quantitative and qualitative analyses.
- Rodent stereotaxic surgery.
- Animal colony management.
- Laboratory inventory management and record keeping.
- Completion and interpretation of quantitative assays.
- Preparation of solutions and reagents.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)
- BA or BSc. Degree in Biology, Psychology or Neuroscience or related field.
- Ability to work evenings and weekends when necessary.
- Experience in histology/tissue processing, microscopy, rodent behavioral testing and euthanasia.
Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)
Other recommended relevant experiences include working with supervising undergraduate students and good attention to detail.
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
Daily rodent handling, lifting cages and laboratory task.
- This is a temporary, non-benefited, one year appointment.
Monday - Friday, 10 am - 6 pm with occasional weekend or holiday work as necessary.
Starting at $38,000 depending on relevant experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with the application please submit a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Search may remain open until position is 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.
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The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the preeminent public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts—often called “The top college town in North America”—the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.
As one of the nation's top public research universities – as measured by national and international rankings, academic citations, and research funding – the campus spends more than $180 million on research each year, demonstrating its contribution to the nation’s position as a technological and economic leader. The university works in conjunction with academic, government, and private partners to translate new knowledge and scientific discoveries into technical innovations and scholarly works that create opportunities for students, faculty and the public.
Eight schools and colleges offer more than 85 undergraduate majors, 68 master’s and 48 doctoral degree programs, many counted among the top programs in the nation and world. UMass Amherst is also home to New England's premier honors college.
The 1,159 full-time faculty members are dedicated teachers and world-renowned researchers and the campus has regularly been listed among the top performers in terms of faculty awards. With over 24,000 students from all 50 states and over 70 countries, the student body is the most academically successful in the history of the campus. Students participate in 240 organizations, 21 NCAA Division I athletic teams, extensive intramurals, living-learning residence halls, community service, and internships. With one of the largest residential life systems in the nation, UMass Amherst houses approximately 12,000 students on campus. The university is enjoying a facilities renaissance, including new buildings in the sciences, the arts, and recreation. UMass Amherst is part of the Five College consortium with Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire and Amherst colleges.
As an employer, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a national leader in developing family-friendly policies, benefits and amenities designed to help faculty members develop both productive careers and satisfying personal lives. The university offers one of the nation’s most generous parental leave policies. The university is also part of the Academic Career Network, a regional consortium formed to serve dual-career couples and encourage greater diversity in the academy.
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