Open-Rank Tenured/Tenure-Track Position in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, Massachusetts (US)
Commensurate with experience
November 26 2018
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Open-Rank Tenured/Tenure-Track Position in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track position at any rank. The successful candidate will also be a part of the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS), which has a primary goal of developing translational research programs, fostering interactions with industry, and training of an applied life sciences workforce.


  • Innovative candidates who are exploring questions focused on the synthesis, folding, degradation and trafficking of proteins, collectively referred to as protein homeostasis, in the context of one or more specific diseases.
  • Candidates who use approaches and have research interests that augment our existing strengths in protein homeostasis at the department and university level (; The proposed research program could be relevant to any area of human health related aspects of protein homeostasis. Examples include, but are not limited to, disease models, clinical treatments, therapeutic candidate development or other strategies.
  • Take full advantage of the IALS substantial investments in campus infrastructure and core facilities (see for more details.)
  • Have a Ph.D., postdoctoral experience, and outstanding potential to build a vibrant, active research program and to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Special Instruction to Applicants:

Online applications should include a cover letter, CV, research plan, teaching statement, and the contact information for three references. To apply, please visit:

In addition, all applicants should submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, identifying past experiences and future goals, as part of the application package. The diversity statement for the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst can be found at

Any questions can be directed to

Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

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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