Senior Research Fellow

Amherst, Massachusetts, United States, 01003
July 05 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Senior Research Fellow

The Serio lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a qualified Senior Research Fellow/Lab Manager.  This is a full time benefited position.  The successful applicant will provide managerial oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Serio laboratory, including the scientific supervision of undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs, and will perform independent research in collaboration with the principal investigator to dissect the protein dynamics underlying transitions between phenotypic states in budding yeast prion models.

Some of the tasks associated with this position include, but are not limited to: performing routine and developing new techniques in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, and genetics; keeping meticulous records, maintaining databases of laboratory stocks and reagents, coordinating the ordering and maintenance of research materials and equipment; ensuring laboratory safety and compliance; presenting results at scientific conferences and preparing results for publication in international journals; supervising undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers in the laboratory and providing research training for HS students.

Initial appointment for one year; reappointment beyond first year is contingent upon availability of funding and job performance.  PhD in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, or related field required plus five years of postdoctoral research experience.  Salary is commensurate with skills and experience.  The University also offers an attractive benefits package. 

Interested applicants must apply online by July 21, 2017 for priority consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Application materials must include a cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications, a complete curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.

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