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Postdoctoral Biomedical Researcher

Westfield State University

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Postdoctoral Biomedical Researcher

About Westfield State University:

In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.

Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.

Job Description:

Campus Title: Postdoctoral Biomedical Researcher
State Job Title: N/A Grant Position
Department: Biology
Funding: Grant
Job Type: Full Time- Temporary (Non-benefited)
Timeframe: 3 Years
Shift: TBD
Regular Days Off: Saturday and Sunday / at times work during non-business hours, and at different sites may be required
Supervision Exercised: Be able to work independently in the laboratory

Salary: $50,004.00 Annually. Yearly pay increases follow the NIH post-doctoral salary scale.

Job Overview and General Statements of Duties: The candidate will contribute to the creation of a women's health bioanalytics platform using wound healing assays and other methods of analysis. Candidate will perform biomedical science studies at Westfield State University, Westfield, MA and work with IOMICS Intelligent Analytics learning biomedical analytics.


Required Qualifications:
  • Be able to work independently in the laboratory and operate/maintain laboratory equipment.
  • Have a history in tissue handling and have strong aseptic, cell-culture techniques.
  • Be detailed oriented: entering/recording, storing, and maintaining information in written or electronic form.
  • Work during regular and non-business hours, and at different sites.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Candidate should have a molecular/cellular biology background.

This is a 3-year, full-time position working on a collaborative initiative between Westfield State University and IOMICS Intelligent Analytics. Candidate will be a contractor for at IOMICS Intelligent Analytics, funded through the Massachusetts Life Sciences Women's Health Program.

Additional Information:

Disability Accommodations:
Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (413) 572-8106.

Background Check:
Employment at Westfield State University is contingent upon a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Failure to provide written authorization for a background check will nullify the offer of employment.

Covid-19 Requirements:

As a condition of employment, you will be required to complete an initial series of COVID vaccination (2 doses of Pfizer/Moderna or 1 dose of J&J) prior to coming to campus. Initial booster doses are strongly encouraged for everyone who is eligible. New employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination to Human Resources prior to onboarding. Employees who require a medical or religious exemption should email Tina Bones, Benefits Manager in Human Resources, at

Application Instructions:

An on-line application is required. The successful candidate must submit an official transcript at the time of hire. Interested candidates should electronically attach the following documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for three references *
  • Copy of unofficial transcript of highest degree

* Provide the contact information for reference providers in the reference section of the online application.

Should you have questions please contact

Deadline: The job posting will be open a minimum of ten days and, if needed, will remain open until finalists have been selected.

NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us.
Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.

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Westfield is an education leader committed to providing every generation of students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first co-educational college in America to offer an education without barrier to race, creed or economic status.



Founded in 1838 by educational reformer and political leader Horace Mann, Westfield State was the first co-educational college in America dedicated to free, public education for teaching professionals without regard to race, creed or gender.


The College today calls upon this rich tradition of practical innovation as it develops and refines relevant and rewarding fields of study, opportunities for service, and global experiences. Westfield's residential nature and beautiful setting at the base of the Berkshire Mountains offers every student a rich, classic college experience.

Athletics, superb outdoor recreation, 100+ student clubs and organizations, international studies, leadership opportunities, national and international guest speakers, and close connections with the city of Westfield lend a collegial air to the future-focused Westfield learning community.


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