Tenure Track Assistant Professor - DNA/RNA Delivery
University of Massachusetts Amherst
: $90,530.00 - $150,240.00 /year *
: Education - Post Secondary
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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 Department of Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts ( and the Center for Bioactive Delivery at the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS, are embarking on a strategic hiring program enabled by the creation of this Institute. Applications are invited for a full-time, tenure track faculty position in the Chemistry Department at the Assistant Professor level to begin September 2019 or thereafter. We seek applicants who will develop or continue a vigorous research program in the use of or delivery of biomolecules, especially RNA, for the development of therapeutic candidates to treat diseases or disorders. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, siRNA/miRNA methodologies or delivery technologies, mRNA-based therapies, RNA/protein design, selection or engineering, and novel genome editing technologies.
A Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Chemistry or a related field with relevant post-doctoral experience is required.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of research, a statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (identifying past experiences and future goals), and the names and contact information of three references on-line at: .
Questions pertaining to this position can be directed to the Search Committee Chair at ...@chem.umass.edu Evaluation of applicants will begin on October 22, 2018 and may continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified. To view the College of Natural Sciences statement on diversity, equity and inclusion, visit
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